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Urban Investigations

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Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

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Urban Investigations

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Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

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.


The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

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Urban Investigations

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What is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What is Zoning?

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding