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Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

What Parents Need to Know

Technical Assistance

What Parents Need to Know

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

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.


What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde