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Public Access Design

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TGNC-NYC

Public Access Design

TGNC-NYC

Is College For Me?

Public Access Design

Is College For Me?

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

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.


Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Education Rights for Families

Technical Assistance

Education Rights for Families

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

City Studies

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price