We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

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.


Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

What You Need To Know About ACS

Making Policy Public

What You Need To Know About ACS

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?