Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Print Stand Up to Clean Up!

Each morning, female day laborers across New York City gather on street corners looking for domestic work. House cleaning is a tough industry: workers are vulnerable to unsafe conditions, from exposure to toxic chemicals to working without breaks. Many house cleaners are expected to clean entire rooms on their knees, complete work on unrealistic schedules, and accept illegally low wages.

CUP collaborated with Worker’s Justice Project, designer Yeju Choi, and illustrators Sam Holleran and Hyoungkee Kim to make Stand Up to Clean Up!, a guide that helps workers advocate for safer working conditions and better wages. The illustrated guide spells out labor rights and workplace phrases in Spanish and Polish, giving house cleaners the language tools they need to negotiate wages and stay safe and healthy. 

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change