Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

What is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What is Zoning?

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

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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Watch our youth-led documentary featuring the adventures of an extra-terrestrial on Earth on a mission to learn more on the politics of the Internet and its workings.

The Internet is Serious Business

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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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Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tu

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tu

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business