Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

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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Ten years ago, we launched our Making Policy Public program with the simple idea that good visuals and clear language could make policy more accessible to all.

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Ten years ago, we launched our Making Policy Public program with the simple idea that good visuals and clear language could make policy more accessible to all. ... 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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A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!