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Public Access Design

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Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

About CUP

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. CUP projects demystify the urban policy and planning issues that impact our communities, so that more individuals can better participate in shaping them.

We believe that increasing understanding of how these systems work is the first step to better and more diverse community participation.

CUP projects are collaborations of art and design professionals, community-based advocates and policymakers, and our staff. Together we take on complex issues—from the juvenile justice system to zoning law to food access—and break them down into simple, accessible, visual explanations.

The tools we create are used by organizers and educators all over New York City and beyond to help their constituents better advocate for their own community needs.

Website design: Linked by Air

Find out more about CUP through this short video from the Curry Stone Design Prize.


Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

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Public Access Design

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Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter