Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

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.


Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Reclaim Your Worker Rights

Making Policy Public

Reclaim Your Worker Rights

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!