Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

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.


Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

My ID

City Studies

My ID