Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

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.


Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

My ID

City Studies

My ID

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!