Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

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Public Access Design

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The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

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.


En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights