Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

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.


My ID

City Studies

My ID

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Making Policy Public

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block

Immigrants & NY

Making Policy Public

Immigrants & NY