Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

¡El poder de prepararse!

Public Access Design

¡El poder de prepararse!

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Record It. Report It!

Public Access Design

Record It. Report It!

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

What we do

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement.

CUP collaborates with designers, educators, advocates, students, and communities to make educational tools that demystify complex policy and planning issues.

We believe that increasing understanding of how these systems work is the first step to better, more equitable, and more diverse community participation. ... more

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Over the summer students were hard at work using art, design, and collaborative research to investigate social justice issues impacting their communities. Mark your calendars and join us for two exciting debut presentations!

Start Your Fall with Student Debut Presentations!

Over the summer students were hard at work using art, design, and collaborative research to investigate social justice issues impacting their communities. Mark your calendars and join us for two exciting debut presentations! ... more
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Community
Education

Making Policy Public Envisioning Development Technical Assistance Public Access Design
Making Policy Public Envisioning Development Technical Assistance Public Access Design

Projects that make planning and policy issues accessible to lay audiences.

Making Policy Public

Collaborations of CUP, designers, and advocacy organizations to create visual explanations of complex policy topics.

Envisioning Development

Interactive teaching tools, guides, and workshops about land use and urban development issues.

Technical Assistance

Commissioned projects to bring design thinking to planning and community design.

Public Access Design

Multimedia projects that use design to make complex urban issues accessible to the New Yorkers most affected by them.

Youth
Education

Urban Investigations City Studies Teacher Trainings
Urban Investigations City Studies Teacher Trainings

Civics education through experiential, project-based curricula.

Urban Investigations

Afterschool programs that give young people the tools to investigate their communities, and use art and design to create educational tools based on their research.

City Studies

Project-based, in-class and afterschool programs that use design and art as tools to research the city.

Teacher Trainings

Commissioned professional development and projects to help teachers connect their curricula to neighborhood issues and community design.

Public
Programs

Events Workshops
Events Workshops

Interdisciplinary and multimedia programming related to CUP projects.

Events

Launch events, lectures, screenings, exhibits, parties, and other public happenings related to CUP projects.

Workshops

Interactive, tactile, visual presentations on policy and planning issues using CUP educational tools.

$ Breakdown

Urban Investigations

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Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Safe Space?

City Studies

Safe Space?

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza