Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

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.


Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

City Studies

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait