Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Education Rights for Families

Technical Assistance

Education Rights for Families

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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The Fellowship is a paid, year-long, full-time, training program designed to promote and support individuals in gaining the skills, contacts, and experience to help them excel in their design careers.  The Fellowship is an initiative to support the development of a pipeline of talented individuals from historically under-represented communities into the design fields

Apply to the 2021 Fellowship for Change in Design!

The Fellowship is a paid, year-long, full-time, training program designed to promote and support individuals in gaining the skills, contacts, and experience to help them excel in their design careers. The Fellowship is an initiative to support the development of a pipeline of talented individuals from historically under-represented communities into the design fields ... 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.

We're Watching

Public Access Design

We're Watching

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

We Own It

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance