Safe Space?

City Studies

Safe Space?

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

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.


What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Is Suspension The Solution?

City Studies

Is Suspension The Solution?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

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

Public Access Design

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

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders