Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

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.


En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

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Public Access Design

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It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!