Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

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.


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

Public Access Design

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

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

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

Public Access Design

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

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party