Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

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.

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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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We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance