New Book: Constructing Metropolitan Space: Actors, Policies & Processes of Rescaling

December 12, 2018UAA Community News

Jill Simone Gross, Enrico Gualini and Lin Ye, are pleased to share news of their new edited volume, Constructing Metropolitan Space: Actors, Policies & Processes of Rescaling in World Metropolises (Routledge, 2018). There is little question today that processes of globalization affect national and local economies, governance processes and conditions for economic competitiveness in the … Read More

Forthcoming Book – Compete or Close: Traditional Neighborhood Schools Under Pressure

December 6, 2018UAA Community News

Julia McWilliams, University of Pennsylvania Critical Writing Program, has a forthcoming book with Harvard Education Press entitled. Compete or Close: Traditional Neighborhood Schools Under Pressure. The book details the impact of expanding school choice marketplaces and the competition they induce on the health and stability of urban neighborhood schools. While the official warehouse date isn’t … Read More

December 9th deadline: Education Reform, Communities & Social Justice Conference (REMINDER)

December 5, 2018UAA Community News

Over the past twenty years, neoliberal education reforms have gained increasing momentum across the US, emphasizing school choice, market discipline, standardized testing, high-stakes evaluation, privatized management, and the reframing of public education as a site for capital investment. These reforms intersect with cities and communities in complex ways. Critics argue that neoliberal reforms exacerbate inequalities … Read More

UAA Conference Workshops on Teaching Effectiveness (Application Deadline Extension: December 9, 2018)

November 30, 2018UAA Community News, UAA Conference

UAA Teaching Effectiveness Academy for Instructors April 24, 2019 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 49thAnnual UAA Conference (Los Angeles, CA) Luskin Conference Center Application Deadline Extension: Sunday, December 9, 2018 The academy will offer two teaching-related workshops, which will run parallel to one another. If you wish to be considered for both, you will … Read More

UAA Professional Development Workshops for Graduate Students (Applications Due: December 5)

November 30, 2018UAA Community News, UAA Conference

Sponsored by: Taylor & Francis Group Publishing and UAA Luskin Conference Center | Los Angeles, CA | April 24, 2019 Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 (Late applications are NOT accepted) Workshop Coordinator: Jocelyn Taliaferro, Ph.D. (North Carolina State University) Workshop A: The Dissertation Process Facilitators: Martine August, Ph.D. (University of Waterloo); Susan Clarke, Ph.D. (University … Read More

REMINDER: RFP for UAA’s New Journal: Race, Ethnicity and the City (Letter of Intent Deadline: December 3, 2018)

November 16, 2018UAA Community News, UAA Publications

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is delighted to invite applications from individuals or teams for the founding editorship of our new journal, Race, Ethnicity and the City. The initial period of the editorship will be between 1st April 2019 and 31st December 2021, with the option of renewal for a further period, subject to mutual consent. Key Deadlines  … Read More

Abstract Deadline Extended: EURA-UAA Conference (Submit by December 3, 2018)

November 15, 2018UAA Community News, UAA Conference

Abstract Deadline Extended – December 3rd 2018! Final Call for Papers  Call for Papers for the EURA – UAA City Futures IV Conference, with the theme Creating Just and Sustainable Cities. http://cityfutures2019.com Theme The theme of the City Futures IV conference jointly organized by EURA and UAA takes inspiration from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and focuses … Read More

In Memoriam: Professor Sophie Body Gendrot

November 13, 2018UAA Community News

It is with deep sadness that I inform friends and colleagues of the passing of Sophie Body Gendrot.  Those of us who came to know Sophie appreciated her extraordinary gifts as a person, a friend, a teacher and a scholar.    Sophie brightened our social and intellectual lives in altogether refreshing ways––through her wit and good … Read More

Call for Nominations Activist Scholar Award

November 9, 2018UAA Community News

Nomination Deadline: November 30, 2018 The UAA-SAGE Marilyn Gittell Activist Scholar Award was established in 2011 to highlight the importance of field-based urban scholarship and promote the dissemination of work by activist urban scholars. The award is designed to focus on the research of an individual who is, or has been engaged in field-based research in an urban … Read More