Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers

Swept Up

Urban Investigations

Swept Up

Print Bottled Up

People all over New York City are pushing shopping carts full of bottles, but why? Where are they going with all those cans?

In the Fall of 2015, CUP collaborated with teaching artist Leon Anthony James and Sean Haberman’s Global History Regents Prep class at the Academy of Urban Planning in Bushwick, Brooklyn to find out more about the New York State Returnable Container Act, a.k.a. the Bottle Bill. This law was created to reduce litter and to encourage recycling, but how does it impace our communities?

To investigate, students created screenplays about the people known as “canners” who redeem 5 cents per bottle collected, then interviewed the co-founder and former canner of the Bushwick recycling center Sure We Can. They created this printed postcard to share what they discovered about the life of a bottle in their neighborhood.

Yours to Keep

Making Policy Public

Yours to Keep

Reclaim Your Worker Rights

Making Policy Public

Reclaim Your Worker Rights

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced