Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

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Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

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

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

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Public Access Design

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Public Access Design

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

Public Access Design

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

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

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Urban Investigations

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