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City Studies

My ID

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

2018

news

Take a closer look at our Youth Education programs in process! This winter students are getting out of the classroom to delve deeper into social justice questions from all sides of the issues.  Students from the Bronx School for Law, Government, and Justice are ... more

news

We just held our last Teaching Artist Fellowship meeting of 2018! Our Fellows looked at how community surveys and stakeholder interviews can be a way for students to research their city and learn how important decisions are made. Over the course of this six-month ... more

 

Ten years ago, we launched our Making Policy Public program with the simple idea that good visuals and clear language could make policy — something so ubiquitous in our lives and yet so hard to understand — more accessible to all. We found out there was so much ... more

news

Get a head start on gift giving season and give the gift of CUP! To celebrate 10 years of Making Policy Public we’re offering a box set of our 4 latest issues for just $25 – that’s over 20% off! The 2018 Box Set includes: Pinned Down? Rise Up!, our most ... more

news, award

CUP is proud to announce that we are 1 of 20 finalists for the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Spark Prize! The Spark Prize recognizes local nonprofits that embody four criteria: 1.) Born in Brooklyn 2.) Commitment to Equity 3.) Values Driven and 4.) Vision for the ... more

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We’re thrilled to announce our latest Public Access Design jury who will help select the 2019 Public Access Design Fellows! This year we are joined by Jon(athan) Key, YuJune Park, Kemah George, and Carlos Quintana (clockwise, from top left).

workshop

Would you play a game to learn how cooperatives work? When Haverford College’s Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives Program asked CUP to lead a workshop for students, we had them merge their interdisciplinary skills and design a playable game that breaks down ... more

open call

CUP is seeking a full-time Program Manager to work on our Community Education programs. The Program Manager will be an important part of CUP’s Community Education team, managing projects in core programs like Making Policy Public, Public Access Design, Envisioning ... more

talk

This week, Executive Director Christine Gaspar, presented at the CUSP Conference, a design conference held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Click here for more details on the event and fantastic panel of presenters!

news

We’re kicking off our Youth Education projects for the 2018-19 school year with three new City Studies and two new Urban Investigations projects!

news

We are thrilled to welcome Yasmin Safdié to our team as our first ever Director of Programs. In this new role, Yasmin will oversee CUP’s core programming, playing a key role in implementing our strategic plan and supporting our staff as we continue to grown and ... more

open call

CUP is looking for designers to join our Public Access Design program as 2019 Public Access Design Fellows.

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

We're Watching

Public Access Design

We're Watching

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out