Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

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Public Access Design

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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.


We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

We Care!

Making Policy Public

We Care!

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine