Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Making Policy Public

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

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.

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

The Good, Bad, and Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, and Unknown

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers