Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

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 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.


Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines