Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

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

Spotlight on

In the fall and winter of 2017, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Caits Meissner and public high school students from the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice (LGJ) to investigate bail, how it works, who it affects, and how it impacts New Yorkers

Who Makes Bail?

In the fall and winter of 2017, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Caits Meissner and public high school students from the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice (LGJ) to investigate bail, how it works, who it affects, and how it impacts New Yorkers ... more
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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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Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

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Public Access Design

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Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal