Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Envisioning Development

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

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Public Access Design

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Blunt Conversations

Urban Investigations

Blunt Conversations

Record It. Report It!

Public Access Design

Record It. Report It!

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.


Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

From Shelter to Apartment

Making Policy Public

From Shelter to Apartment

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!