Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

What we do

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement.

CUP collaborates with designers, educators, advocates, students, and communities to make educational tools that demystify complex policy and planning issues.

We believe that increasing understanding of how these systems work is the first step to better, more equitable, and more diverse community participation. ... more

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Support the translation and printing of a Spanish language pocket guide helping individuals navigate the bail system.

Help CUP translate our bail guide into Spanish!

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Community
Education

Making Policy Public Envisioning Development Technical Assistance Public Access Design
Making Policy Public Envisioning Development Technical Assistance Public Access Design

Projects that make planning and policy issues accessible to lay audiences.

Making Policy Public

Collaborations of CUP, designers, and advocacy organizations to create visual explanations of complex policy topics.

Envisioning Development

Interactive teaching tools, guides, and workshops about land use and urban development issues.

Technical Assistance

Commissioned projects to bring design thinking to planning and community design.

Public Access Design

Multimedia projects that use design to make complex urban issues accessible to the New Yorkers most affected by them.

Youth
Education

Urban Investigations City Studies Teacher Trainings
Urban Investigations City Studies Teacher Trainings

Civics education through experiential, project-based curricula.

Urban Investigations

Afterschool programs that give young people the tools to investigate their communities, and use art and design to create educational tools based on their research.

City Studies

Project-based, in-class and afterschool programs that use design and art as tools to research the city.

Teacher Trainings

Commissioned professional development and projects to help teachers connect their curricula to neighborhood issues and community design.

Public
Programs

Events Workshops
Events Workshops

Interdisciplinary and multimedia programming related to CUP projects.

Events

Launch events, lectures, screenings, exhibits, parties, and other public happenings related to CUP projects.

Workshops

Interactive, tactile, visual presentations on policy and planning issues using CUP educational tools.


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Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance