Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Blunt Conversations

Urban Investigations

Blunt Conversations

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

Swept Up

Urban Investigations

Swept Up

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Kit What Is Zoning?

This interactive workshop toolkit includes a set of activities that break down density, bulk, land use, and how proposed rezonings could affect neighborhoods.

Inside the toolbox are infrastructure tiles, a two-sided gameboard, and hundreds of colorful plastic blocks that stack up to break down the basics of zoning. Lay out a brand new city, or max out your lot while you build up to topics like inclusionary and contextual zoning (and the dreaded Floor Area Ratio). A guidebook uses simple diagrams to explain how zoning works, and provides step-by-step instructions on how to lead your own workshops. The toolkit’s modules can be used to configure a workshop focused on your group’s specific organizing goals.

CUP developed the toolkit with designers Jeff Lai and Andrew Sloat, and an advisory board of local organizations.
Get yours today!

You can also hire CUP to conduct a workshop for your group.

The Guidebook is available separately. And you can also get Activity Sheet refills, if you run out.

CUP is committed to helping housing advocates, community boards, and others teach their constituents about land use and development. This toolkit is available at the subsidized price of $100 for community-based groups. Contact mark(at)welcometocup.org for more information and to find out if you qualify.

  • Includes folding game board, plastic blocks, infrastructure tiles, 100 2-sided activity sheets, and 146-page guidebook in a 9″ × 9″ × 19″ toolbox

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Care Aware

City Studies

Care Aware

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

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

Public Access Design

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

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

What You Need To Know About ACS

Making Policy Public

What You Need To Know About ACS

Tenants' Rights to Repairs

Making Policy Public

Tenants' Rights to Repairs

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!