The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Is There A Pattern?

Urban Investigations

Is There A Pattern?

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

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.


Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Bronx Be Well

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Bronx Be Well

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

ICEbreaker

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ICEbreaker

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

Public Access Design

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

The Fresh Producers

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The Fresh Producers

Reclaim Your Worker Rights

Making Policy Public

Reclaim Your Worker Rights