Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

¡El poder de prepararse!

Public Access Design

¡El poder de prepararse!

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

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.


Swept Up

Urban Investigations

Swept Up

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Not on Our Watch!

Making Policy Public

Not on Our Watch!

Planning for your children's future

Technical Assistance

Planning for your children's future