Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

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.


Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal