Call for Abstracts: May 2018 Workshop on Regional Planning, Growth, and Equity in the 21st Century American West

January 15, 2018UAA Community News

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, with support from the Clarence S. Stein Institute, is hosting a 1-day research workshop Friday May 18th, 2018 on regional planning, growth, and equity in the American West. These urban regions are experiencing many of the same challenges that early regionalists were … Read More

Participate! International conference on participatory planning in Chicago September 2018

January 15, 2018UAA Community News

The University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Urban Planning and Policy will be hosting an international conference on participatory planning at UIC September 24-26, 2018. This conference focuses on socio-spatial concepts in interdisciplinary and participatory approaches to planning, community development, and on various approaches to implementing governance in processes of interdisciplinary and socio-spatial urban … Read More

International Public Policy Association Summer Workshop on Urban Policy: Abstracts due January 30, 2018

January 8, 2018UAA Community News

Please consider submitting a paper proposal to the forthcoming workshop: ‘Towards an urban policy analysis: Linking urban politics and public policy’ (workshop 15). Workshop co-chairs Mara Sidney (Rutgers University-Newark) and David Kaufmann (University of Bern) want to stimulate research that studies urban policies and urban policy processes by taking into account urban politics and … Read More

Just Published: “Municipal Incorporation Activity in the United States” by Russell M. Smith

January 8, 2018UAA Community News

Just published: “Municipal Incorporation Activity in the United States” by Russell M. Smith. Check it out at: This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the municipal incorporation activity in the United States over the last several decades and the geographic consequences of the incorporation of new cities. It aims to explore new municipalities and … Read More

An Invitation to Publish in a Special Issue of IJSW: What’s Your Sign? Retail Architecture and the History of Signage

January 8, 2018UAA Community News

This special issues of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding explores the evolution of signage. Papers may examine the iconography, typography, and materiality of retail signs as well as the cultural, financial, and geo-political forces that shaped storefront signs in the past. Papers may also address the future of retail signage in an increasingly … Read More

IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2018-19: Now Accepting Applications

December 20, 2017UAA Community News

IMFG focuses on the fiscal health and governance challenges facing large cities and city-regions. The Institute’s mandate is to conduct independent research, spark and inform public debate, and engage the academic and policy communities around important issues of municipal finance and governance. IMFG offers a $50,000 Post-Doctoral Fellowship to support researchers who have received their … Read More

Professional Development Workshops for Graduate Students

December 18, 2017UAA Community News

Sponsored by:  The Urban Affairs Association and Routledge|Taylor & Francis Group Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel | Toronto, Canada | April 4, 2018 Workshops -Workshop A: The Dissertation Process -Workshop B: Publishing -Lunch and Special Program -Workshop C, Part One: Preparing your Package for Your First Job -Workshop C, Part Two: The Interview/Job Talk Application Deadline January 11, … Read More

Call for Proposals: 2018 EURA Conference-Reconciling Past and Future Urban and Regional Strengths

December 15, 2017UAA Community News

2018 EURA Conference: Reconciling Past and Future Urban and Regional Strengths Tilburg, the Netherlands, June 21st – 23rd, 2018.   Call for Proposals: Deadline for paper proposals is January 31st, 2018. Cities and regions are facing a transition from industrial economy, society, city and government, to creative and knowledge-based ones. The mere lay-out of the city – in … Read More

The Construction of Public Problems: When Emotions Transform Territorial Policy. International Workshop on Public Policy (Pittsburgh, June 2018)

December 11, 2017UAA Community News

The workshop theme is guided by the general research question of how do emotions participate in the construction and transformation of territorial public problems? The role of emotions in public policy can be seen as central to the problematization process because of its association with values and beliefs. These generate reactions, either underreaction or overreaction (Maor, 2016), … Read More