Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Pay Up!

City Studies

Pay Up!

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Planning for your children's future

Technical Assistance

Planning for your children's future

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

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.


Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Let's Hang Out

Urban Investigations

Let's Hang Out

TGNC-NYC

Public Access Design

TGNC-NYC