Snack Attack

City Studies

Snack Attack

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

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City Studies

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Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

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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.

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City Studies

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What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

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Stand Up to Clean Up!

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Stand Up to Clean Up!

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde