Dear UAA Community Members,

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is seeking nominations for the Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs Award to recognize individuals whose body of work has contributed to defining the field. The award will be presented to one or more individuals at the 2018 UAA Conference in Toronto.

As the UAA Ad Hoc Committee on Recognitions, we are reaching out to you for your assistance in publicizing the award and soliciting nominations. The individual(s) will be recognized for significantly shaping the field of Urban Affairs based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Scholarship in urban affairs that influences the thinking of academic and practitioners over an extended career;
  • Significant teaching and mentoring of junior scholars; and,
  • Distinguished professional service that advances the work of urban affairs practitioners.

Award recipients receive a plaque, lifetime UAA membership, and lifetime conference registration waivers. Past recipients include Clarence Stone (2014, George Washington University), George Galster (2016, Wayne State University), and Susan Clarke (2017, University of Colorado).

You may submit a nomination using the Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs Online Nomination Form. Deadline for submitting nominations is December 1, 2017. If you have any questions about the award or the nomination process, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for helping to continue the success of this award and the organization!


UAA Ad Hoc Committee on Recognitions

Bill Holt (Chair):
Kathe Newman:
Louise Simmons: