Submission Deadline: October 15, 2020 (11:59pm Central Time)
(Digital copies of the nominated book must be received by this date via online nomination form.)

Since 1999, the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) has sponsored an award for the best book in the field of urban affairs/urban studies. From 1999-2015, the award was given on a biennial basis and focused on North American urban contexts. However, in 2016, the award became an annual opportunity, and the guidelines were revised to welcome books on any urban context in the world. The purpose of the award is to encourage high-quality research on urban issues and reward cogent writing on urban affairs.

Each award is presented during the Awards and Recognition Luncheon held during the annual spring conference. The recipient(s) will receive a plaque, $500 honorarium, complimentary conference registration (valued at $400+), $500 in travel support, and an invitation to the annual VIP Dinner.

The award selection committee may choose to recognize another book(s) by giving Honorable Mention award(s). Each Honorable Mention award recipient will receive a conference registration waiver and an invitation to the annual VIP Dinner.

For the 2021 Best Book in Urban Affairs Award, a nominated book must have a copyright of 2019 or 2020. Review the complete award eligibility and nomination guidelines.

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