How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

¡No me han pagado!

Public Access Design

¡No me han pagado!

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

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.


Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party