What the Cell?

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What the Cell?

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

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What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

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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Public Access Design

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Print Get It Back!

For most of the 350,000 people arrested in New York City every year, getting arrested is just the beginning of a long and difficult process. Personal property is also taken at the time of arrest, and getting it back depends on how it was categorized by the police. Each category requires a different set of steps, interactions with multiple players in law enforcement, and tight deadlines. The process is frustrating, drawn-out, and confusing, causing many people to give up on getting their property back. To make it worse, there are no published guidelines to help people through this process.

CUP collaborated with The Bronx Defenders and designers L + L to create Get It Back!, a guide that helps New Yorkers who’ve recently been arrested get their stuff back. The illustrated guide breaks down the property seizure and civil forfeiture processes into detailed steps, including what to do when you’re arrested and after you’re released.

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What's in the water?

The Newtown Creek BOA

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The Newtown Creek BOA

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

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Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

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City Studies

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