Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

The Good, Bad, and Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, and Unknown

launch event

On June 8th, 2012 students from the Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice in Borough Park presented “Boom Town.” For this City Studies project 9th graders in an English Language Arts class worked with CUP teaching artist Ellie Irons to look at noise issues ... more

talk

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 1:30PM

CUP’s Executive Director, Christine Gaspar, gathered with a host of other design thinkers and storytellers to speak about the power of art and design in shaping engaged public participation. The salon was part of the Fort Greene, Brooklyn TEDx series and brought ... more

open call

CUP is pleased to announce that we’re taking on new school partners for our 2013 Urban Investigations. Urban Investigations are CUP’s afterschool programs that give young people the tools to investigate their communities, and use art and design to create ... more

news

CUP is pleased to launch Public Access Design – our new series of multimedia projects that use design to make complex urban issues accessible to the New Yorkers most affected by them.

news

Check out this amazing look inside the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process from Bill Moyers. CUP helped to create outreach and voting materials for PB in NYC and is excited to be a part of next year’s expanded PB process.  To see the projects that were selected ... more

open call

Monday, May 7, 2012 5PM

CUP is seeking a teaching artist assistant to collaborate on an Urban Investigation in the Bronx this summer. CUP’s intensive project-based curricula enable students to explore fundamental questions about how the city works, through collaborative research and ... more

news

CUP’s Making Policy Public project on street vendor rights was featured in designer and author Andrew Shea’s new book, “Designing for Social Change.”

news

Are YOU ready to decide how to spend millions of taxpayer dollars? Voting is now underway for Participatory Budgeting in NYC! Anyone 18 or older who lives in one of the participating districts can help decide how to spend millions of dollars on community projects – and ... more
  • Visit pbnyc.org for more info about how to vote and what’s on the ballot.

launch event

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 7PM

Will you be ready if a disaster strikes? What about your neighborhood? Who’s responsible for making a plan for your community? While government officials have a city-wide plan, and plenty of advice to share with individuals, there’s not much out there on ... more
  • the American Red Cross in Greater New York
    520 West 49th St (between 10th & 11th Aves)
    New York, NY

open call

Thursday, March 15, 2012 5PM

CUP is seeking a graphic designer to collaborate on our “Make Your Own Urban Investigation” guide. Urban Investigations are experiential youth education programs that use collaborative research and design to enable high school students to explore fundamental ... more

open call

Thursday, March 8, 2012 5PM

New Call for teaching artist for City Studies class on neighborhood change | East Williamsburg | 3-session project We’re seeking a teaching artist to design and implement a 3-session project for high school students at the Lyons Community School in East ... more

launch event

Friday, February 10, 2012 12:20PM

Students from Mr. Sandoval’s 9th Grade U.S. History class who helped to create a “Field Guide to Federalism” presented it to their peers at the Academy of Urban Planning.  To create the booklet students hit the streets of Bushwick with teaching artist ... more

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

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Public Access Design

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How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

My ID

City Studies

My ID