What is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What is Zoning?

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

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.


Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

We Care!

Making Policy Public

We Care!

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights