Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

A Bet on Debt

City Studies

A Bet on Debt

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

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 Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

We Own It

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

City Studies

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC