Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

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.


Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC