Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

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 particularly among underrepresented communities. 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.


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

Public Access Design

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

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It