H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

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. 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 Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

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

Public Access Design

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