UAA Conference Topic Categories

  • Arts, Culture in Urban Contexts
  • Urban Disaster Planning, Management, Cities and National Security
  • Economic Development, Redevelopment, Tourism, Economics, Finance
  • Education Policy in Urban Contexts, Educational Institutions & Inequalities
  • Environmental Issues, Sustainability
  • Globalization, Multi-national Urban Issues
  • Governance, Intergovernmental Relations, Regionalism, Management
  • Health and Urban Communities
  • Historic Preservation, Space and Place
  • Historical Perspectives on Cities, Urban Areas
  • Housing, Neighborhoods, Community Development
  • Human Services & Urban Populations, Nonprofit/Voluntary Sector
  • Immigration, Population and Demographic Trends in Urban Areas
  • Infrastructure, Capital Projects, Networks, Transport, Urban Services
  • Labor, Employment, Wages, Training
  • Land Use, Growth Management, Development, Planning
  • Poverty, Welfare, Income Inequality
  • Professional Development, The Field of Urban Affairs
  • Public Safety in Urban Areas, Criminal Justice, Household Violence
  • Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Diversity
  • Social Capital, Democracy/Civil Society, Social Theory, Religion
  • Urban Communications (Media, Journalism, Technology)
  • Urban Design, Urban Architecture
  • Urban Indicators, Data/Methods, Satisfaction/Quality of Life Surveys
  • Urban Politics, Elections, Citizen Participation
  • Urban Theory, Theoretical and Conceptual Issues in Urban Affairs
  • Urban Issues in Asia and the Pacific Rim
  • Urban Issues in Central & South America and the Caribbean

2018 Special Conference Topic

  • Shaping Justice and Sustainability Within and Beyond the City’s Edge: Contestation and Collaboration in Urbanizing Regions

Session Formats

A proposal can be submitted through the UAA website for a:

  • Research paper presentation – (proposal requires an abstract) OR
  • Pre-organized panel – (proposal requires a panel summary, group of 4-5 paper abstracts/ moderator) OR
  • Pre-organized colloquy – (proposal requires theme statement & names of 4-5 formal discussants) OR
  • Breakfast roundtable – (proposal requires theme statement & names of 1-2 conveners) OR
  • Poster – (proposal requires an abstract)—best option for persons who are in early stage of their research