The Nonprofit That's Using Seat Belts and Super Bowl Banners to Fix Up Indianapolis

The Nonprofit That's Using Seat Belts and Super Bowl Banners to Fix Up Indianapolis

By Luke Hopping
People for Urban Progress upcycles cast-off urban hardware back into the community.

The detritus of industrialization is forming the building blocks of renewal in Indianapolis, thanks to People for Urban Progress (PUP), a nonprofit that repurposes everything from arena seats to parking meters for municipal improvements. "We’re using the existing fabric of the city to showcase smarter urban design," explains chief innovator Michael Bricker. 

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