Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Envisioning Development

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

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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The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is seeking a Program Manager to be an integral part of our team’s work

CUP is hiring a Program Manager!

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is seeking a Program Manager to be an integral part of our team’s work ... 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.

TGNC-NYC

Public Access Design

TGNC-NYC

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

My ID

City Studies

My ID