Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Emilio Vides-Curnen

This summer at CUP I assisted my coworkers on a variety of projects, ranging from collaborations with advocacy organizations to working with students in the city to produce a creative publication on issues facing their communities. I really valued being able to learn about the distinct steps that go into a CUP project, as well as design and advocacy projects in general. Participating in these, whether it be translating key text into Spanish or proofing the design and layout of a poster, helped me understand the importance of this work and improved my skills in matters of communication, design, organization, and more. One of my favorite parts about working at CUP was attending testing sessions, where I was able to learn from community organizers, city residents, and advocates to see how content for CUP’s publications was reviewed and curated to serve the people most directly impacted by the injustice or problem at hand. My goal is to apply this knowledge and continue learning more as I continue my studies and transition into my career! 

Katie Lan

During my summer at CUP, I worked to help prepare, run, and process the City Studies collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society. One of my favorite moments was when the students from Fannie Lou High school in the Bronx started freestyle rapping about nature so we decided to film a music video in the hallways of the school. I found working on this youth education program especially rewarding because I got to help students explore issue of environmental justice in their own communities and watch them create really cool art!

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design