If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

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Public Access Design

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Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

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 Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis