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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)

SUPER BOWL AUCTION!

GOODS FOR GOOD!

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!

SUPER BOWL FABRIC.

Super Bowl fabric has just arrived (nearly 5 miles!). We're already fielding tons of requests, so please be patient as we sort through everything. 

OUTPOST now OPEN!!!! 2 Locations. 4 Local Brands. 1 Awesome Week. 

 

City Market 10am til late afternoon // Jan. 31 - Feb. 3

Murphy Building 10am til evening // Feb. 1 - Feb. 5

We need 13 SPONSORS for 13 DAYS of work at Bush Stadium in order to safely remove all 11,000 seats. Seats will be installed in public places throughout Indianapolis and the state, and will also be available for private purchase. Interested in Sponsoring a Day? Each work day costs $2500, and supports a team of workers and volunteers from PUP, Indianapolis Fabrications, and Ecolaborative. For more details, email: info@peopleup.org and/or ryan@ecolaborative.com.

SPONSORS SO FAR:

1. Central Indiana Community Foundation

2. The Lumina Foundation

3. Ann M. & Chris Stack

4. Wishard Health Services