Education Rights for Families

Technical Assistance

Education Rights for Families

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Education Rights for Families

Technical Assistance

Education Rights for Families

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Snack Attack

City Studies

Snack Attack

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.


Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Care Aware

City Studies

Care Aware

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?