Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

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Public Access Design

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Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

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.


What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza