Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Print Field Guide to Federalism

What’s the role of the government? These days, we constantly hear arguments about how big or small the government should be. To better understand the role of government in our neighborhoods, Academy of Urban Planning teacher Jorge Sandoval, his 9th grade US History students, CUP, and CUP teaching artist Stephen Fiehn took to the streets looking for evidence of city, state, and federal government involvement in Bushwick. They interviewed a bodeguero, a liquor store owner, a bank manager, and an Army recruiter to understand the role of the government in local businesses and institutions.

To share their findings, they created a booklet called “Field Guide to Federalism”: it’s both a primer for US History students preparing to take their exams and a handy guide for anyone interested in doing this kind of investigation in their own school or neighborhood. 

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance