Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

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.


Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

What is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What is Zoning?

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?