We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

What’s going on in the neighborhood?

What's going on in the neighborhood?

Neighborhoods across New York City are facing major land-use changes through rezonings proposed by the City. To ensure that communities have a voice in shaping the future of their neighborhoods, CUP has been providing technical assistance to over a dozen community-based organizations, creating tools they can use to help people understand and participate in the decision-making that's important to them.

In the past year alone we conducted dozens of workshops on affordable housing, zoning, and the ULURP process, reaching over 300 residents, elected officials, and community stakeholders.

We’ve also created several new tools on topics like Mandatory Inclusionary Housing. We’re bringing these projects together as a new series, Know Rezoning.

The series includes:

What’s going on in the neighborhood?, a fold-out poster that explains how a new development can impact neighborhoods and how to get involved in the rezoning process. Learn more here!

What is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?, a handout explaining the mayor’s new policy that requires parts of some new developments to be set aside as affordable housing. Learn more here!

And to help people understand the process by which major land use decisions, including rezonings, get made in New York City, we created What is ULURP?, a hands-on workshop toolkit that helps people learn about the ULURP process, the different players involved, and the role they can play in decision-making. Learn more about What is ULURP? here!

Stay tuned! We'll be launching more tools over the coming year, including a guide to Certificate of No Harassment, a new city program that helps tenants fight landlord harassment and eviction.

This work is supported in part by the Neighborhoods First Fund for Community Based Planning. Much of this work is created in collaboration with Association for Neighborbood & Housing Development (ANHD), the Community Development Project, Hester Street, and the Pratt Center for Community Development.

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party