What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Making Policy Public

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Print Get It Back!

For most of the 350,000 people arrested in New York City every year, getting arrested is just the beginning of a long and difficult process. Personal property is also taken at the time of arrest, and getting it back depends on how it was categorized by the police. Each category requires a different set of steps, interactions with multiple players in law enforcement, and tight deadlines. The process is frustrating, drawn-out, and confusing, causing many people to give up on getting their property back. To make it worse, there are no published guidelines to help people through this process.

CUP collaborated with The Bronx Defenders and designers L + L to create Get It Back!, a guide that helps New Yorkers who’ve recently been arrested get their stuff back. The illustrated guide breaks down the property seizure and civil forfeiture processes into detailed steps, including what to do when you’re arrested and after you’re released.

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

My ID

City Studies

My ID

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance