2017 Best Conference Paper Award

May 31, 2017UAA Community News

Award Recipient Elora Lee Raymond (Wayne State University) The Urban Affairs Association (UAA), the international professional association for urban scholars, researchers and public service professionals, convened its 47th Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 19-22, 2017. More than 750 participants, representing universities, research institutions, non-profit organizations, and public and private organizations/institutions from around the world … Read More

2017 Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award

May 30, 2017UAA Community News

Award Recipient Anjuli Fahlberg (Northeastern University) The Urban Affairs Association (UAA), the international professional association for urban scholars, researchers and public service professionals, convened its 47th Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 19-22, 2017. More than 750 participants, representing universities, research institutions, non-profit organizations, and public and private organizations/institutions from around the world met to discuss … Read More

University of Maryland Faculty Member Willow Lung-Amam Named Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar for 2017

May 16, 2017UAA Community News

University of Maryland faculty member Willow Lung-Amam, an assistant professor in the department of urban studies and planning program, has been named one of ten Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars for 2017 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Malkiel Scholars Award supports junior faculty whose research focuses … Read More

Fragmented Regional Worlds: Inequality and Populism in a Globalising World

May 16, 2017UAA Community News

RSA Australasia Conference 2017, Sydney, Australia This conference uses recent developments as a backdrop for understanding the social, economic and political drivers of regional change and policy responses, in a post-truth world. We encourage papers that consider Antipodean perspectives of these phenomena, as well as those that seek to provide a broader understanding of contemporary … Read More

University of Louisville PhD Program Funding Still Available (This Year) **Fall, 2017**

May 9, 2017UAA Community News

The Ph.D program in Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville has Graduate Research Asst (GRA) funding available for highly qualified candidates to begin studies Fall, 2017 (August). Please see the Urban and Public Affairs website for more information. http://louisville.edu/upa/programs/phd The deadline for applications (including ALL materials) is before August 1. Please contact … Read More

Geoffrey Moss Publishes New Book: “Artistic Enclaves in the Post-Industrial City: A Case Study of Lawrenceville Pittsburgh”

April 18, 2017UAA Community News

This book clarifies, builds on and amends Richard Florida’s comment that bohemian artists have become part of a larger creative class. It defines a new heuristic type, the artistic creative class enclave, and presents an elaborate typological analysis of the similarities and differences between artistic creative class enclaves and other types of artistic enclaves. It … Read More

Call for Papers: Manufacturing Growth and Innovation in the United States

April 14, 2017UAA Community News

Economic Development Quarterly (EDQ) is seeking evidence-based research manuscripts for a special issue of the journal that highlights effective economic development and workforce policies designed to foster manufacturing innovation and growth in the United States. The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and Sage Publications are collaborating with the National Institute of Standards and Technology … Read More

New Book: Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City by Derek Hyra

March 28, 2017UAA Community News

Derek Hyra, Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Metropolitan Policy Center at American University, has a new book coming out. Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City is an in-depth ethnography of Washington, DC’s Shaw/U Street neighborhood. Hyra captures here a quickly gentrifying space, in which long-time black residents are joined, and variously … Read More