What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

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.


What Parents Need to Know

Technical Assistance

What Parents Need to Know

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

What Parents Need to Know

Technical Assistance

What Parents Need to Know