Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

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. 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.


Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

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Public Access Design

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Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride