During the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, the UAA community acknowledged the award recipients from the two previous years (in which the conference was cancelled due to the pandemic). Awardees who were present received their award plaques. The full list of 2020 and 2021 recipients is provided below.

Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award (2020)

Francisca Bogolasky, University of Texas at Austin | Read award committee citation.

Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award (2021)

Namesh Killemsetty, University of Massachusetts Boston | Read award committee citation.

Best Article in the Journal of Urban Affairs Award (2020)

Melissa Anne Currie, Mississippi State University &  Janni Sorenson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte for “’Repackaged “Urban Renewal’: Issues of Spatial Equity and Environmental Justice in New Construction, Suburban Neighborhoods, and Urban Islands of Infill.” | Read award committee citation.

Best Article in the Journal of Urban Affairs Award (2021)

Philip M. E. Garboden, University of Hawaii & Christine Jang-Trettien, Princeton University for “‘There’s money to be made in community’: Real estate developers, community organizing, and profit-making in a shrinking city” | Read award committee citation.

Best Book in Urban Affairs Award (2020)

Jessica Trounstine, University of California, Merced for Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities | Read award committee citation.

Best Book in Urban Affairs Award (2021)

Jennifer Clark, The Ohio State University for Uneven Innovation: The Work of Smart Cities | Read award committee citation.

Best Conference Paper Award (2020)

Redento Recio, The University of Melbourne | Read award committee citation.

Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs Award (2020)

Harold Wolman, George Washington University | Read award committee citation.

Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs Award (2021)

William Rohe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Read award committee citation.

Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award (2020)

Janet Smith, University of Illinois at Chicago | Read award committee citation.

Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award (2021)

Sally A. Nuamah, Northwestern University | Read award committee citation.

Mary Helen Callahan Distinguished Service Award (2020)

Margaret Wilder, Urban Affairs Association | Read award committee citation.

Distinguished Service Honor Roll (2021)

  • Caroline Andrew, University of Ottawa
  • Edith Barrett, University of Connecticut
  • Victoria Basolo, University of Carlifornia Irvine
  • Jonathan Davies, De Montfort University
  • James DeFilippis, Rutgers University
  • Karen Gibson, Portland State University
  • David Imbroscio, University of Louisville
  • Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Louise A. Jezierski, Michigan State University
  • Rachel Garshick Kleit, The Ohio State University
  • Marla Nelson, University of New Orleans
  • Kathe Newman, Rutgers University
  • Claire Poitras, University of Montreal
  • Gordana Rabrenovic, Northeastern University
  • Louise Simmons, University of Connecticut
  • Jocelyn Taliaferro, North Carolina State University

Read inductee bios.