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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)

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 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.


1. Central Indiana Community Foundation

2. The Lumina Foundation

3. Ann M. & Chris Stack

4. Wishard Health Services


PUPstop #1.












Our first PUPstop was installed today at Vermont and Alabama! In the coming weeks, we'll be revealing more details about the program, and how you can adopt a stop. Also, please consider donating to the program here.

Thanks to our amazing team, PUP + IndyGo + Ecolaborative + Indianapolis Fabrications, there will be more stop improvments coming soon!

Bush Stadium - Day One.

Our first work day with Indianapolis Fabrications! We'll be rolling out details on how to get the seats in the coming months, but our first priority is salvage!

More info coming soon!

December Board Meeting.

At our December Board Meeting we welcomed two new board members, Brian Lauterbach of Cause.it and Ray Mark of Financial Plans and Strategies. Lots of great stuff coming up next year!

South Circle Farm Structure Update.

Our second shade structure at the Concord Farm on South Meridian. Pictured here is a test of one of five structural members. We're hoping to get the footings and structure installed before the ground freezes. Completion set for spring 2012!