The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

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. 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.


My ID

City Studies

My ID

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

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Public Access Design

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Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out