Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

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.


Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?