Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

About CUP

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement particularly among underrepresented communities. CUP projects demystify the urban policy and planning issues that impact our communities, so that more individuals can better participate in shaping them.

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

CUP projects are collaborations of art and design professionals, community-based advocates and policymakers, and our staff. Together we take on complex issues—from the juvenile justice system to zoning law to food access—and break them down into simple, accessible, visual explanations.

The tools we create are used by organizers and educators all over New York City and beyond to help their constituents better advocate for their own community needs.

Website design: Linked by Air

Find out more about CUP through this short video from the Curry Stone Design Prize.


What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Education Rights for Families

Technical Assistance

Education Rights for Families

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

¡El poder de prepararse!

Public Access Design

¡El poder de prepararse!

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA