2018 Award:
The award will be given to a paper published in Volume 39 (year 2017).
The award decision will be made by February 1, 2018.


This annual award, initiated in 2003 (based on articles published in 2002), gives recognition to a paper published in the Journal of Urban Affairs that is considered particularly outstanding as a scholarly contribution to the field of urban affairs.

Each spring the award is determined by a committee appointed by the Chair of the UAA Governing Board. All articles published in the most recent complete volume of the journal are automatically eligible for consideration. The committee chair reports the decision to the UAA Executive Director. The UAA Executive Office notifies the recipient.

The recipient(s) of the award is given a conference registration waiver, a plaque, a $500 honorarium, an invitation to the annual VIP dinner, and two nights of complimentary lodging at the annual conference (during which the award is presented).

Previous Winners

Note: Award year in parenthesis denotes year when the award was given. Article would have been published the previous year.