Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

What is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What is Zoning?

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

About CUP

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses design and art to improve 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.


Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?