The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Snack Attack

City Studies

Snack Attack

Immigrants & NY

Making Policy Public

Immigrants & NY

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

What we do

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement.

CUP collaborates with designers, educators, advocates, students, and communities to make educational tools that demystify complex policy and planning issues.

We believe that increasing understanding of how these systems work is the first step to better, more equitable, and more diverse community participation. ... more

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We’re excited to launch a new series, What’s Up Beyond CUP?, where we spotlight the work our art and design collaborators are up to — from upcoming shows, to publications, to new projects — beyond CUP!

What’s Up Beyond CUP?

We’re excited to launch a new series, What’s Up Beyond CUP?, where we spotlight the work our art and design collaborators are up to — from upcoming shows, to publications, to new projects — beyond CUP! ... more
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Community
Education

Making Policy Public Envisioning Development Technical Assistance Public Access Design
Making Policy Public Envisioning Development Technical Assistance Public Access Design

Projects that make planning and policy issues accessible to lay audiences.

Making Policy Public

Collaborations of CUP, designers, and advocacy organizations to create visual explanations of complex policy topics.

Envisioning Development

Interactive teaching tools, guides, and workshops about land use and urban development issues.

Technical Assistance

Commissioned projects to bring design thinking to planning and community design.

Public Access Design

Multimedia projects that use design to make complex urban issues accessible to the New Yorkers most affected by them.

Youth
Education

Urban Investigations City Studies Teacher Trainings
Urban Investigations City Studies Teacher Trainings

Civics education through experiential, project-based curricula.

Urban Investigations

Afterschool programs that give young people the tools to investigate their communities, and use art and design to create educational tools based on their research.

City Studies

Project-based, in-class and afterschool programs that use design and art as tools to research the city.

Teacher Trainings

Commissioned professional development and projects to help teachers connect their curricula to neighborhood issues and community design.

Public
Programs

Events Workshops
Events Workshops

Interdisciplinary and multimedia programming related to CUP projects.

Events

Launch events, lectures, screenings, exhibits, parties, and other public happenings related to CUP projects.

Workshops

Interactive, tactile, visual presentations on policy and planning issues using CUP educational tools.


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What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It