SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

Is College For Me?

Public Access Design

Is College For Me?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

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 Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

Whose Art?

City Studies

Whose Art?

What You Need To Know About ACS

Making Policy Public

What You Need To Know About ACS

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance