Vulnerable Communities: Research, Policy, & Practice
May 11-12, 2018 • Ball State University

The 2018 Small Cities Conference brings together academics and policy makers to confront the issues facing vulnerable communities. The conference organizers seek proposals for papers and/or panels that examine the economic and social challenges facing vulnerable communities from a variety of perspectives. In particular, we welcome scholarship that considers the following:

* Economic and policy dimensions of these problems
* Social and cultural factors that help create resilient communities
* Planning challenges facing these places
* Capacity of local and state government to address the consequences of recent economic shocks

Proposals for individual papers or fully formed panels (three papers) are welcome. Please see the conference website for details.

Proposal deadline: November 1, 2017 (Notice of acceptance by November 30, 2017)

Completed paper submissions deadline: March 30, 2018

Proposals & inquiries should be directed to: Dagney Faulk, PhD,