The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

About CUP

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses design and art to improve 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.


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Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade