Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Is There A Pattern?

Urban Investigations

Is There A Pattern?

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

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 particularly among underrepresented communities. 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.


Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Let's Hang Out

Urban Investigations

Let's Hang Out

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance