Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

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.


ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?