Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

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.


Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town