Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

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 Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It