Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

What we do

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement.

CUP collaborates with designers, educators, advocates, students, and communities to make educational tools that demystify complex policy and planning issues.

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

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Ten years ago, we launched our Making Policy Public program with the simple idea that good visuals and clear language could make policy more accessible to all.

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Ten years ago, we launched our Making Policy Public program with the simple idea that good visuals and clear language could make policy more accessible to all. ... more
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In the Works

Community
Education

Making Policy Public Envisioning Development Technical Assistance Public Access Design
Making Policy Public Envisioning Development Technical Assistance Public Access Design

Projects that make planning and policy issues accessible to lay audiences.

Making Policy Public

Collaborations of CUP, designers, and advocacy organizations to create visual explanations of complex policy topics.

Envisioning Development

Interactive teaching tools, guides, and workshops about land use and urban development issues.

Technical Assistance

Commissioned projects to bring design thinking to planning and community design.

Public Access Design

Multimedia projects that use design to make complex urban issues accessible to the New Yorkers most affected by them.

Youth
Education

Urban Investigations City Studies Teacher Trainings
Urban Investigations City Studies Teacher Trainings

Civics education through experiential, project-based curricula.

Urban Investigations

Afterschool programs that give young people the tools to investigate their communities, and use art and design to create educational tools based on their research.

City Studies

Project-based, in-class and afterschool programs that use design and art as tools to research the city.

Teacher Trainings

Commissioned professional development and projects to help teachers connect their curricula to neighborhood issues and community design.

Public
Programs

Events Workshops
Events Workshops

Interdisciplinary and multimedia programming related to CUP projects.

Events

Launch events, lectures, screenings, exhibits, parties, and other public happenings related to CUP projects.

Workshops

Interactive, tactile, visual presentations on policy and planning issues using CUP educational tools.


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What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced