Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

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.


Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change