Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

What is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What is Zoning?

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tu

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tu

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.


What is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What is Zoning?

¡No me han pagado!

Public Access Design

¡No me han pagado!

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tu

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tu

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines