Swept Up

Urban Investigations

Swept Up

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Print The Big Squeeze Poster

Micro-apartments are touted as both a way to live with less, and a pilot project to create housing for a squeezed city. These tiny studio apartments — smaller than what is currently allowed by NYC law — are meant to house a population explosion of single New Yorkers. However, many worry that these snug accommodations serve only a narrow group. Who’s left out of the conversation? And how much space do you really need to live?

CUP and teaching artist Chat Travieso worked with a group of public high school students from Bushwick’s Academy of Urban Planning to investigate the fascination with tiny modular living spaces. The students asked urban planners about regulatory hurdles, architects about prefabricated units, and developers about funding. They also talked to community advocates about what groups are privileged in the race for newer smaller housing stock. The crew took what they learned and with the help of graphic designer Mary Voorhees Meehan, they created The Big Squeeze, a poster that uses collage-craziness to teach others about the past, present, and future of apartments in New York City.

This display-quality poster ships rolled.

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!