Center for Urban Pedagogy

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The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to improve the quality of public participation in urban planning and community design. CUP was founded in 1997 by artist and architect Damon Rich with co-founders Oscar Tuazon (artist), Stella Bugbee (graphic designer), Josh Breitbart (media activist), Jason Anderson (architect), AJ Blandford (contractor), Sarah Dadush (attorney), Althea Wasow (filmmaker), and Rosten Woo (policy analyst). It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York City. CUP's current Executive Director is Christine Gaspar.

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