Racial-Ethnic Diversity: New Data Resource

November 1, 2017UAA Community News

A newly expanded data portal for learning about community racial and ethnic diversity is now up and operational at the ‘Diversity and Disparities’ website of Brown’s Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) Initiative. The portal shares data from an NIH-funded study completed this summer by PI Barrett Lee and a team of eight collaborators, … Read More

Use the New Day Films Screened at the UAA Conference in Your Classes This Year!

November 1, 2017UAA Community News

New Day Films offers 25% off UAA films! Use them in class to provide context and spark discussion about crucial urban planning issues like gentrification, public housing, land trusts, and disadvantaged fathers.  70 ACRES IN CHICAGO: CABRINI GREEN – A film chronicling the demolition of Cabrini-Green public housing and the difficult questions behind urban redevelopment and gentrification. ARC … Read More

Call for Proposals: Research Grants for Projects Impacting the Latina/o Population

October 27, 2017UAA Community News

Dear Colleagues, The John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University and the Latino Center for Leadership Development are excited to share a call for proposals for research grants for up to $10,000 for scholarly research projects that have policy implications for the Latina/o population. Faculty with doctoral degrees and students enrolled … Read More

Call for Award Nominations: Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award

October 25, 2017UAA Community News

Nominations due by: December 1, 2017   Do you know an emerging scholar? Nominate a student for the emerging scholar award whose doctoral research is related to urban affairs. The student may be of any academic discipline. The student nominee must have finished their coursework, passed their comprehensive examinations, and have an approved dissertation proposal. The nominator may nominate more than one student, but must … Read More

AAG Call for Participation

September 29, 2017UAA Community News

School segregation in Contemporary Cities: Social, Spatial and Political Dynamics Organizers: Isabel Ramos Lobato, Venla Bernelius, Sako Musterd We would like to explore the social, spatial and political dynamics of school segregation in different urban contexts. Based on new forms of (ethnic) separation and an increased social polarisation, education systems in many cities have been … Read More

New Book Pulls the Curtain Back on Cities Hosting Political Conventions

September 27, 2017UAA Community News

A new book by Eric Heberlig and Suzanne Leland (University of North Carolina-Charlotte) and David Swindell (Arizona State University) examines the decisions by contemporary American cities to bid on and host one of the quadrennial major political party conventions. American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions examines the planning that goes into the decision … Read More

New Book: The Fight for America’s Schools: Grass Roots Activism in Education, Barbara Ferman

September 25, 2017UAA Community News

In this edited collection, Barbara Ferman and her contributors explore how parents, teachers, students, unions, and community leaders are challenging market based reforms in education. The book examines grassroots organizing campaigns, describing the reconfiguration of historical alliances, the mobilization of community based organizations, and the potential for new coalitions that provide a countervailing force to … Read More