Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

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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Introducing What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

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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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Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

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What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

How Can I Improve My Park?

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How Can I Improve My Park?

Vendor Power!

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Vendor Power!

What's in the water?

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What's in the water?

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En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos