Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

TGNC-NYC

Public Access Design

TGNC-NYC

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

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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Over the summer students were hard at work using art, design, and collaborative research to investigate social justice issues impacting their communities. Mark your calendars and join us for two exciting debut presentations!

Start Your Fall with Student Debut Presentations!

Over the summer students were hard at work using art, design, and collaborative research to investigate social justice issues impacting their communities. Mark your calendars and join us for two exciting debut presentations! ... 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.

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Public Access Design

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Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Pay Up!

City Studies

Pay Up!

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares