The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Record It. Report It!

Public Access Design

Record It. Report It!

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

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.


Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism