Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

My ID

City Studies

My ID

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

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.


Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?