Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

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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Check out what Making Policy Public means to some of our past collaborators, as they reflect on their projects and the impact of the program.

Making Policy Public tenth anniversary video!

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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.


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Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?