From Shelter to Apartment

Making Policy Public

From Shelter to Apartment

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Education Rights for Families

Technical Assistance

Education Rights for Families

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

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.


Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

Care Aware

City Studies

Care Aware

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!