UAA 2024: Call for Participation (submissions due=10/1/23)

April 24-27, 2024 | Marriott Marquis Hotel | New York City

Proposal submissions deadline: October 1, 2023  

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

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) in collaboration with the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) and the European Urban Research Association (EURA) invites proposal submissions for paper, poster, panel, colloquy, and roundtable sessions to stimulate thinking and re-thinking of urban affairs as well as to widen intellectual and professional networks. 

The conference 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. 

This conference welcomes researchers, planners, policymakers, advocates, and community leaders to share insights and identify strategies for creating equitable options that ensure sustainable choices. Among the wide range of topics relevant to cities, a set of subthemes are of particular interest.

Cities as Global Landscapes

  • Cities as Conflict Zones, Reclaiming and Rebuilding
  • Cities in Global Networks (e.g., finance, trade, investment, communications)
  • Cities as Migration Centers; Urban Demographic Change; Immigration Rights & Border Politics in Cities

Resilient Cities

  • Urban Health (e.g. care crisis and disease); Quality of Urban Life
  • Environmental and Energy Policy Challenges in Cities and Urban Green Futures
  • Resilience vs Fragility of Urban Areas, Disaster Planning and Management
  • Accessibility and Mobility within Urban Areas; Infrastructure, Transport, Services
  • Arts, Culture, Preservation and Heritage in Sustainable Cities

Rights to the City

  • Community Development, Gentrification, Neighborhood Change 
  • Urban Economic and Social Exclusion by Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Identity, Age
  • Urban Housing Affordability, Financialization and Market Dynamics, Homelessness
  • Urban Education, Labor and Employment in Cities, Urban Entrepreneurship
  • Urban Technology, Media and Communications, Smart Cities, Digital Divides 
  • Planning Equitable Cities: Urban Design, Land Use, Public Space, Growth Management, Services 
  • Urban Income/Wealth Disparities, Poverty, Wage Gaps; Food Insecurity

Democracy Under Stress: Institutions and Governance

  • Urban Economic Development Strategies; Urban Fiscal Policies
  • Metropolitan and Regional Dynamics; Development Politics
  • Urban Public, Private and Non-governmental Sector Roles; Philanthropy and the City
  • Urban Political Activism and Social Movements
  • Violence, Public Safety Challenges; Challenges to Civil Rights of Urban Residents

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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