Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

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.


Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

City Digits

City Studies