Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

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.

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Swipe Out

Urban Investigations

Swipe Out

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!