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PEOPLE FOR URBAN PROGRESS (PUP) is an Indianapolis-based 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes and advances public transit, environmental awareness, and urban design.

We stand for project-based urban progress.

We're an idea incubator, design center, and do-tank.

DESIGN AS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
We began with the idea that the SOLUTION to any urban problem must consider transit, environment, and design in unison. As such, we work with communities and designers to develop innovative and affordable strategies to enhance Indianapolis' urban quality of life.

In order to do this, we MAKE things. And these small things help fund the big things - the big IDEAS. Our DOME BAG PROJECT is a quintessential example of this way of thinking and…

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  • Joined April 4, 2011

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Former roof of the RCA dome, repurposed fabrics

About

PEOPLE FOR URBAN PROGRESS (PUP) is an Indianapolis-based 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes and advances public transit, environmental awareness, and urban design.

We stand for project-based urban progress.

We're an idea incubator, design center, and do-tank.

DESIGN AS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
We began with the idea that the SOLUTION to any urban problem must consider transit, environment, and design in unison. As such, we work with communities and designers to develop innovative and affordable strategies to enhance Indianapolis' urban quality of life.

In order to do this, we MAKE things. And these small things help fund the big things - the big IDEAS. Our DOME BAG PROJECT is a quintessential example of this way of thinking and working. After we salvaged the roof of the RCA/Hoosier Dome in 2008, we started working with local designers to make products from the fabric. The sale of these products helped us fund the installation of larger public shade structures and pavilions throughout our community... many of which will be installed the summer of 2011.

For more information, check out www.peopleup.org. Also, "like" us on Facebook for current updates.

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