Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

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.


Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public