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People for Urban Progress

1043 Virginia Ave. Ste. 213

Indianapolis, IN 46203

(We're located on the 2nd Floor of the Murphy Building in Fountain Square)

Project Support for 2013.

We've accomplished a great deal in the past four years by staying focused and true to our mission of DOING. As we plan for 2013, we'd love for you to be a part of that in a greater way.

  • $20: Covers an hour of product prototyping time. (75 anticipated hours needed in 2013.)
  • $100: Sponsors a Volunteer Day. (4 scheduled days in 2013.)
  • $300: Covers material storage for a month.
  • $850: Provides one (1) new PUPstop - An IndyGo bus stop with refurbished Bush Stadium Seats. (5 have been installed, anticipate installing 30 more in 2013.)
  • $1500: Pays for a workday to process materials. (Estimated 10 days needed in 2013 - Need to tackle 5 workdays in January 2013.)

You or your company can make a contribution through our secure giving site or contact amy@peopleup.org.

Thank you for your continued support and following our work.

New PUPstops Installed.

Four new PUPstops were installed last month at Nora, Broad Ripple, Ivy Tech, and Garfield Park Library. We've got 5 more stops lined up for early next year. Help sponsor more stops here.

DOME WALLET - Start to Finish


How the magic happens.



SUPER BOWL XLVI banners and signs launch for auction on Ebay starting Nov. 21st at noon! LINK HERE.

We will continuously be posting new items over the next few weeks, so check back regularly. Banner fabrics vary, including vinyl, polyblend, and mesh. Select items feature the Lombardi trophy and the NFL logo. 

Proceeds benefit PUP's ongoing urban enhancement projects, among these include fabric processing, Bush Stadium seating, public space design, and solar farm research!

PUPstops: The Bush Stadium Seat Salvage Project

We have officially launched the PUPstop program in partnership with IndyGo. Perhaps you've noticed some new Bush Stadium Seat installations around town? Do you invision these seats in a neighborhood near you? Read more about the program and put in your request here!


PUP presents at Parsons for Design Intelligence; FASHION.

"It’s time to bring forward an improved DESIGN INTELLIGENCE with better solutions based on the awareness of important ethical, social and environmental issues. It’s a joint effort. We can all make a difference by sharing design knowledge."

This is the first time we have introduced our products and mission outside of Indiana. We were invited to speak on our experiences at Design Intelligence;FASHION at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, NY. We look forward to expanding our product line into other markets.

The People's Guide to City Government

This information serves the 829,718 people that call the Nation's 12th Biggest City, Home. Sponsored by the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. Save a copy.


Highland Shade Structure Installed

Location: Highland Vicinity Park (29th and Capitol). In collaboration with the Highland Vicinity Neighborhood, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Boise Cascade, Synthesis and Indianapolis Fabrications, PUP developed and installed a shade structure for this amazing urban community. It was invisioned back in 2008, that the RCA Dome roof top would provide shade throughout Indianapolis.

We hope that you take advantage of this new pocket park for impromptu meetings among neighbors, community gatherings, or simply a place to grab some shade.

Zero-Waste is Sexy

Michael Bricker, PUP's chief innovotor and co-founder, was invited to speak on behalf of PUP projects at a recent IMA talk along side sustainable fashion designer and autheor Timo Rissanen of Parsons School of Design. The theme: designs that waste nothing. Moderated by Petra Slinkard of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. "It's always good to bring in a perspective from outside of Indianapolis. This was an extension of the Urbanized Summit last year. In keeping uniquely urban issues at the forfront of conversation, a series of related talks have since emerged and are truly resonating with the city." says Bricker.

New Repurposed Super Bowl Signage Items Available First Friday, April 6

You may have already heard, we have been working diligently here on ways to repurpose over 5 miles of Super Bowl Signage. Hours of thinking, planning, trying new things we are happy to announce the first round of items will be available First Friday, April 6 exclusively at PUP offices (1043 Virginia Ave, Suite 213) as well as available at Outpost, Indianapolis Local Apparel (located on street level next to La Margarita).


New items include wallets made from heavy duty vinyl signage. Shower curtains that are repurposed fence wrap used here in the city. And finally, beach bags made from a vinyl material we thought, simply made for the beach!