City and Community Call for Papers: Special Issue on Community and Crime | Guest editor: Rachael A. Woldoff, Professor of Sociology

September 13, 2017UAA Community News

City and Community Call for Papers: Special Issue on Community and Crime Guest editor: Rachael A. Woldoff, Professor of Sociology, West Virginia University Urban and community sociologists have long studied the subject of crime and disorder, but the subject of crime is often viewed as a separate specialization area. In fact, urban sociologists’ insistence that … Read More

A Statement on Charlottesville and UAA’s Commitment to Social Justice

September 1, 2017UAA Community News

For many years now, the Urban Affairs Association has supported initiatives aimed at the improvement of free speech, diversity, access to knowledge, social justice, and equality based on race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and ability. The Association is terribly saddened by the recent events in Charlottesville and stands firm in its determination to confront all … Read More

CFP: Journal of Urban Affairs Special Issue: Smart Governance across Cities in the Contemporary Era

August 23, 2017UAA Community News

Guest Editors: Kevin C. Desouza Foundation Professor, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University Email: Naim Kapucu Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida Email: Jiannan Wu (corresponding editor) Distinguished Professor, China Institute for Urban Governance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Email: This special issue will take a multi-disciplinary view to … Read More

Reminder: UAA Now Accepting Abstract/Proposal Submissions!

August 14, 2017UAA Community News

Tourism Toronto Image Gallery The Urban Affairs Association Online Abstract Submission System is open and we are accepting proposals for papers, posters, organized panels, organized colloquies, and breakfast roundtable discussions on a wide array of topics examining urban life, spaces, and policy issues. The deadline for Abstract/Session Proposals is October 1, 2017. 2018 UAA General Call for … Read More

Reminder Call for Abstracts — Contested Terrains: Cities and the [Im]Possibilities for Transitions to Just Sustainabilities

August 11, 2017UAA Community News

Recent events have highlighted the enormous challenges associated with transitioning towards just sustainabilities—ensuring a better quality of life for all, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems (1). Of particular importance are the 2016 UK vote on Brexit, the 2016 US election of Donald Trump, and the 2017 … Read More

Call for Proposals: “Free Speech in the City”

August 9, 2017UAA Community News

The Urban Communication Foundation (UCF) believes that an important measure of the health of a city is how well the city fosters and protects environments and rights supporting healthy, open, and robust communication. Such is the basis for democratic participatory societies, and that is fundamental to our values as a foundation. But open and robust … Read More

Urban Science — Open Access Journal

August 9, 2017UAA Community News

Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851) is a scholarly international journal which provides a platform for the exchange of ideas, methods and information on urban and regional studies. It is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes high quality original articles, critical reviews, research notes, and short communications. There is no restriction on the length of the … Read More

Call for Papers: Earnings and Career Advancement Possibilities for Low-wage Workers

August 7, 2017UAA Community News

Economic Development Quarterly (EDQ) is seeking research manuscripts for a special issue highlighting economic development and workforce policies that increase earnings and advance the careers of workers in low-wage services sectors. EDQ and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research are seeking high-quality research that would advance our understanding of the factors that impact the … Read More

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Urban Politics section – 2018 Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) Conference

August 7, 2017UAA Community News

Urban scholars, please join us January 2018 at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) in New Orleans. The 2018 Meeting promises to continue SPSA’s commitment to intellectual exchange and professional development in enjoyable and historic settings. This will be an opportunity to connect with collaborators and is a great place for … Read More