What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

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.


Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

We Care!

Making Policy Public

We Care!

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories