Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

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.


Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

¡El poder de prepararse!

Public Access Design

¡El poder de prepararse!

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

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Urban Investigations

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