Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Let's Hang Out

Urban Investigations

Let's Hang Out

$ Breakdown

Urban Investigations

$ Breakdown

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

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.


New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance