En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

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.


Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip