Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

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.


Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents