Swept Up

Urban Investigations

Swept Up

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

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

Spotlight on

Over the summer students were hard at work using art, design, and collaborative research to investigate social justice issues impacting their communities. Watch their debut presentations here!

Watch Student Debut Presentations Now!

Over the summer students were hard at work using art, design, and collaborative research to investigate social justice issues impacting their communities. Watch their debut presentations here! ... more
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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.

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Record It. Report It!

Public Access Design

Record It. Report It!

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights