Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Print Swept Up

In April 2016, the NYPD raided two Eastchester housing complexes in the Bronx and arrested 120 people. Despite descriptions as the “largest gang takedown in New York City history,” over half the arrestees were never even charged as gang members. How did this all happen? Criminal Conspiracy Laws—originally used to bring down organized crime like the mafia—are being used by NYPD to police youth and charge them with “gang involvement”, simply because of who they know. For many low-income teens of color, basic activities like having friends in one’s neighborhood, are used to justify arrest at alarming rates.

What are criminal conspiracy laws? What’s the NYPD gang database? How do these laws and police practices impact local communities?

In the summer of 2019, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Ro Garrido and students from the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn to dig deep into criminal conspiracy laws and their impact on local community members, interview stakeholders working on the issue, and create art to show what they learned. The group teamed up with Designer Marcela Szwarc and created the booklet, Swept Up, to educate others and help them get involved in the issue.

Learn more about the project here!

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice