Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Making Policy Public

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

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.


Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block