Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

What is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What is Zoning?

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

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.


Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?