Keep Your Family's Home

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Keep Your Family's Home

Predatory Equity

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Predatory Equity

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

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Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Participatory Budgeting

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Participatory Budgeting

It's Not Just Personal

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It's Not Just Personal

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...
Teens look to get out the vote

‘Teens look to get out the vote’

The Hunts Point Express

July, 5, 2017

The teens partnered with NYC Votes and the Center for Urban Pedagogy to create “Our Voice, Our Choice,” a 14-page guide they introduced at a June 29 roundtable at the Bronx Music Heritage Center in Soundview. 

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‘These Kits Beautifully Explain How City Sewers and Zoning Laws Work’

Smithsonian Magazine

May, 19, 2016

Be honest: how well do you understand zoning laws? Could you explain how your city’s sewage system works? Or what, exactly, rent stabilization involves?

Helping people—especially the disadvantaged—understand complex urban systems is the mission of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). The New York nonprofit knows that these topics are complicated and, frankly, sometimes boring. 

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‘A new tool teaches NYC developer lingo by making you an all-powerful urban planner’

Architect’s Newspaper

April, 4, 2017

Building on the What is Zoning? toolkit, CUP’s What is FAR? helps users get savvy with developer lingo—particularly the concept Floor Area Ratio (as readers may know, FAR determines the height and bulk of buildings). Language is power, and CUP, along with eight community partners, reasoned that it’s helpful for ordinary folks to speak the language of bureaucrats and capitalists when discussing changes in their neighborhoods.

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‘Nueva guía para obtener acceso a vivienda popular’

NY1 Noticias

January, 12, 2017

“No es solo el problema de viviendas asequibles, sino también es el problema de mejorar las situaciones financieras de los neoyorquinos, y entonces de esa idea nació ese proyecto”, señaló Oscar Núñez, del Centro de Pedagogía Urbana.

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‘Agencies Create New Guide on Steps to Take to Apply for Affordable Housing and Putting Together a Strong Application’

NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

January, 10, 2017

Based on the initial findings, HPD, DCA and the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), with support from Citi Foundation and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, also created Ready, Set, Apply: Getting Ready for Affordable Housing in NYC (Spanish), a friendly and approachable guide outlining the steps to apply for affordable housing and how to prepare a strong application.

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‘Worker Co-Ops Explained in the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s Latest Project’

Impact Design Hub

May, 3, 2016

CUP created the bilingual fold-out to explain the logistics of worker co-ops, comparing co-ops to typical businesses, outlining how one can start or join a worker co-op, and illustrating the daily employment life of a worker-owner.

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‘Pocket Guide Attempts to Increase Transparency in the Justice System’

Impact Design Hub

January, 7, 2016

The Center for Urban Pedagogy recently partnered with The Bronx Defenders and designers L + L to create Get It Back!, a pocket-guide for the recently arrested to retrieve their personal items upon release. The book illustrates the process, which is often convoluted and not intuitive, with straightforward instructions and a sleek design.

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‘Affordable Housing Appraised: A Review’

Urban Omnibus

December, 14, 2015

This wealth of diverse material, rounded out by interactive features like the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s digital “What is Affordable Housing” toolkit and the Citizens Housing and Planning Council’s “Inside the Rent” app, manage to convey not only why government is involved in affordable housing (because the private sector alone can’t, or won’t, provide it), but who that housing is for (a wide spectrum of individuals who otherwise wouldn’t have a place to live).

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‘“Människor är experter på sina egna områden”’

Sveriges Radio

November, 25, 2015

Center för urban pedagogik i New York har sedan slutet av 90-talet arbetat för att öka medborgarinflytandet. Via konst och design gör de stadsplanering och andra komplicerade processer mer lättillgängliga.

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‘First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Thirteen Youth Arts Programs’

Tech Times

November, 18, 2015

“Thousands of kids all across America are dreaming just a little bigger and they’re reaching a little higher thanks to after-school programs that you all represent,” the First Lady spoke to the attendees of the awarding ceremony.

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‘2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Announced!’

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program

November, 18, 2015

With their personal stories demonstrating the power of the arts and humanities to transform lives and communities, 12 young people from across the country shared the stage today with First Lady Michelle Obama to receive the country’s highest honor for the after-school programs in which they participate.

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‘US First Lady Honors 13 Youth Arts Programs’

Voices of America

November, 17, 2015

Calling a group of artistic youths the "next generation of fabulous,’’ Michelle Obama presented national arts and humanities awards to 12 after-school programs from across the United States and one international program from Honduras.

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‘Graphic Design to Help Figure Out Health Insurance’

Impact Design Hub

November, 6, 2015

To help the thousands of people in New York who still don’t have health insurance, the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) worked with Community Health Advocates (CHA, a program of the Community Service Society), designers Other Means, and illustrator Tim Lahan to create Figuring Out Health Insurance, a poster that walks individuals through the process of obtaining health insurance.

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‘Bronx High Schoolers Explain How MTA Funding Works’

StreetsBlog NYC

September, 23, 2015

Monday night, the students presented a 12-minute video they made during a summer course with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). It explains everything from who appoints the MTA board to the size of the gap in the capital budget.

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Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Know Your Lines

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Know Your Lines

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!