Safe Space?

City Studies

Safe Space?

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Print What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

New York City’s zoning laws control what can and can’t be built in different neighborhoods. Sometimes they’re used as a tool for preservation, and other times for rapid physical and economic development. In many communities, to build more affordable housing, the existing zoning needs to change. Rezoning – like zoning – doesn’t require anyone to build or tear anything down, but it changes rules that developers have to follow for future buildings.  

But how do rezonings work? And how will they impact your community? To help communities answer these questions, we created What’s going on in the neighborhood?. The fold-out poster explains how a new development can impact neighborhoods and how to get involved in the rezoning process.

CUP is committed to helping housing advocates, community boards, and others teach their constituents about land use and development. This guide is available at the subsidized price for community-based groups. Contact info(at)welcometocup.org for more information and to find out if you qualify.

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting