What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

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!

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party