Center for Urban Pedagogy

Making Policy Public

New York City

2007 to present

While the effects of public policies can be widespread, the discussion and understanding of these policies are usually not. The Center for Urban Pedagogy’s (CUP) Making Policy Public series aims to make information on policy truly public – accessible, meaningful, and shared. Four times yearly, CUP pairs communication designers with advocacy organizations to translate complex policy issues into easy-to-grasp visuals that are then widely distributed within the community most affected by the policy. Previous posters include Predatory Equity: The Survival Guide, which arms tenants and landowners with the tools to avoid foreclosure; I Got Arrested! Now What?, which educates those caught in the juvenile justice system; and Vendor Power!, which helps street vendors defend themselves against needless fines.

Accessibility, Community, Information
15,000 per project
8 months per project
6-8 per project
Problem - lack of understanding about public policy
Solution - accessible visual teaching tools