Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Your Truth, Your Rights

Public Access Design

Your Truth, Your Rights

Let's Hang Out

Urban Investigations

Let's Hang Out

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

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.


What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

From Shelter to Apartment

Making Policy Public

From Shelter to Apartment

Record It. Report It!

Public Access Design

Record It. Report It!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Your Truth, Your Rights

Public Access Design

Your Truth, Your Rights

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!