How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

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.


Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?