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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)

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PUP celebrates 5 years of urban progress

 

Join PUP as we celebrate 5 years of accomplishments and announce plans for the next 5 years. Individuals and companies are encouraged to support the organization through product sales and PUPstop sponsorships.

PUP is primarily supported through product sales. We work with local designers to repurpose this resource as locally made products including our wallets and handbags. The money raised from the sale of these goods go toward community projects, including the PUPstop program. The effort, the salvage of old Bush Stadium seats, is in partnership with IndyGo. Some of these seats are being refurbished and installed at bus stops throughout Indianapolis.

Those familiar with the PUP product line can expect new items this season including The Clerk, a new ladies handbag that can be carried 6 different ways (Retail $95), and The Commissioner weekender bag (Retail $165).

We will be celebrating alongside the Do317 Lounge next door. Expect:

- MOKB Sun King Concert Series Free First Friday Show begins at 8 pm w/ Ezra Furman, Shannon LaBrie and Daniel Romano
- Movember Launch
- Sun King's Movember Beer Tapping
- Live shaves by Chad's Barber Shop and barber chairs on-site

Brought to you by:
Do317.com | Sun King Brewery | Movember Indy | Chad's Barber Shop | Kolman Dental | New Day Meadery | IndyGo | The Art Press | Just Pop In! | Pabst Blue Ribbon | Cash & Carry 

Bush Stadium Seat Salvage

We partnered with IndyGo, Ecolaborative, and Indianapolis Fabrications to develop the Bush Stadium Seat Salvage project. 

Our goal is to install the seats throughout the city, at bus stops and public spaces.

2013 Indiana Innovation Award Winner: People for Urban Progress

2013 Indiana Innovation Award Winner: People For Urban Progress from Engage Video on Vimeo.

Centric Indy interviews Michael Bricker and Ryan Gallagher on the PUPstop project.

 

PUPstop program wins Innovation Award

Last week, the PUP and IndyGo collaboration to salvage historic Bush Stadium seating and repurpose as benches at bus stops, known as the PUPstop program, won an Indiana Innovation Award. The awards program is the centerpiece of the Day of Innovation hosted by Centric Indy, a local coalition with a mission to elevate Indianapolis as a globally recognized center for innovation.

“The collaboration with PUP on the stadium seating project is a model for innovation in the public sector,” said Samantha Cross, IndyGo vice president of business development. “We hope it inspires others to take a fresh look at public spaces, infrastructure and collaboration.”

In order to make even more of an impact on transit stops in Indianapolis, IndyGo and PUP have created the program with a cost-sharing component whereby local businesses, community groups and even individuals can sponsor PUPstops. Thanks to cost sharing, within the next few months IndyGo will have placed nearly 20 PUPstops around the city.

The IndyGo staff will determine site eligibility for upgrade to a PUPstop and will work with program participants to negotiate a donation to cover an appropriate share of site costs. Donations to endow PUPstops will range from $850 to $1700. To request a PUPstop or to learn more about the program, visit www.IndyGo.net/PUPstops.

For Full Press Release visit indygo.net

How To Purchase Bush Stadium Seats (updated)

 

Purchase Bush Stadium Seats “as-is” from People for Urban Progress on Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, February 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Indianapolis Fabrications (1125 Brookside Ave, Suite G50). Please plan to make payment (cash and credit card only) and pick up seats during these times.

Seats will be sold as single ($45) and double ($80) will NOT include a base (as in, they won't stand up by themselves) and have not been refurbished what-so-ever. Additional information can be found here. Proceeds from the sale of seats will go towards community projects.

Seats may include lead paint. All those purchasing the seats will be required to sign an 'as-is' waiver acknowledging these conditions.

Interested in having some refurbished Bush Stadium Seats in Your Community? Here's what you need to know.

Interested in sponsoring a PUPstop (seating at IndyGo bus stops)? Here's what you need to know.

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.

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!

 

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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!