Is College For Me?

Public Access Design

Is College For Me?

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Not on Our Watch!

Making Policy Public

Not on Our Watch!

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.


It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

We're Watching

Public Access Design

We're Watching

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out