Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Yours to Keep

Making Policy Public

Yours to Keep

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

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.


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Public Access Design

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Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

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

Public Access Design

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

Snack Attack

City Studies

Snack Attack

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Public Access Design

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