What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Print Bottled Up

People all over New York City are pushing shopping carts full of bottles, but why? Where are they going with all those cans?

In the Fall of 2015, CUP collaborated with teaching artist Leon Anthony James and Sean Haberman’s Global History Regents Prep class at the Academy of Urban Planning in Bushwick, Brooklyn to find out more about the New York State Returnable Container Act, a.k.a. the Bottle Bill. This law was created to reduce litter and to encourage recycling, but how does it impace our communities?

To investigate, students created screenplays about the people known as “canners” who redeem 5 cents per bottle collected, then interviewed the co-founder and former canner of the Bushwick recycling center Sure We Can. They created this printed postcard to share what they discovered about the life of a bottle in their neighborhood.

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

City Studies

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!