Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

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

Public Access Design

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

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Envisioning Development

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

¡El poder de prepararse!

Public Access Design

¡El poder de prepararse!

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.


Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

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Public Access Design

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Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Snack Attack

City Studies

Snack Attack

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance