Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

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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Public Access Design

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Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

What Options Doc?

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What Options Doc?

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped