Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

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Public Access Design

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Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Making Policy Public

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

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

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism