ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

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.


Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets