Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

Power Trip

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Power Trip

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.


The Internet is Serious Business

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The Internet is Serious Business

Zoning It In...

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Zoning It In...

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

We care!

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We care!

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Show Up

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Show Up

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

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Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Shelter Skelter

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Shelter Skelter