Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

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.


The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

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

Public Access Design

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

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home