I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

From Shelter to Apartment

Making Policy Public

From Shelter to Apartment

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

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.

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

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

Public Access Design

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

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

Public Access Design

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

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?