Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

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.


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Public Access Design

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza