UAA 2023: Call for Participation (submissions due=11/1/22)

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2023 Urban Affairs Association Conference
April 26-29, 2023
Nashville, Tennessee
Theme: From Global to Local: Urban Communities in Flux

Proposal submissions deadline: November 1, 2022 

Complete details about the conference, including the Detailed Call for Participation, are available on the conference website

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) invites proposal submissions for paper, poster, panel, colloquy, and roundtable sessions to stimulate thinking and re-thinking of urban affairs, and to widen intellectual and professional networks. 

UAA 2023 will feature approximately 200 interdisciplinary sessions, a variety of professional development and networking opportunities, book exhibits, and more. Over 1000 international researchers and doctoral students attend the conference each year. 

In addition to the conference theme, UAA encourages proposals that focus on an array of research topics including:

  • Arts, Culture in Urban Contexts 
  • Disaster Planning/Disaster Management for Urban Areas, Cities and National Security
  • Economic Development, Redevelopment, Tourism, Urban Economics, Urban Finance 
  • Education Policy in Urban Contexts, Educational Institutions and Urban Inequalities 
  • Environmental Issues, Sustainability, Green Policies 
  • Gender, Identity in Urban Contexts 
  • Globalization, Multi-national Urban Issues 
  • Governance, Intergovernmental Relations, Regionalism, Urban Management 
  • Health and Urban Communities 
  • Historic Preservation 
  • Historical Perspectives on Cities and Urban Areas
  • Housing Policies and Urban Communities
  • Urban Neighborhood Dynamics, Community Development 
  • Human Services and Urban Populations, Nonprofit/Voluntary Sector in Urban Contexts 
  • Immigration, Population and Demographic Trends in Urban Areas 
  • Infrastructure, Capital Projects, Networks, Transport, Urban Services 
  • Labor, Employment, Wages, Training 
  • Land Use, Growth Management, Urban Development, Urban Planning 
  • Poverty, Welfare, Income Inequality 
  • Professional Development, The Field of Urban Affairs
  • Public Safety in Urban Areas, Criminal Justice, Household Violence 
  • Race, Ethnicity, Diversity
  • Social Capital, Democracy and Civil Society, Social Theory, Religion and the City 
  • Social Media, Technology in Urban Life 
  • Urban Communications (Urban Media Roles, Urban Journalism)
  • Urban Design, Urban Architecture, Space and Place 
  • 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


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The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is an international professional organization for 700+ urban scholars, researchers, and policy analysts.

In addition to the annual conference, UAA sponsors ongoing professional development opportunities; Upsilon Sigma: The Urban Studies Honor Society; and two peer-reviewed journals, the Journal of Urban Affairs and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City. You can find UAA on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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