The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

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.


Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change