Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

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.


Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!