Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

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.


The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary