This annual award, initiated in 2003, gives recognition to an article published in the Journal of Urban Affairs that is considered particularly outstanding as a scholarly contribution to the field of urban affairs. The award is sponsored by Taylor and Francis, the official publisher of the Journal of Urban Affairs.

2023 Award:
The award will be given to a paper published in Volume 44 (year 2022).
Committee decision shared privately with winner: January 17, 2023
Public announcement: 2023 UAA Conference

Award Benefits

The recipient(s) of the award receives:

  • a plaque
  • an honorarium of $1000 (shared among co-authors if applicable)
  • a conference registration waiver (valued at $400+)

The plaque and honorarium will be presented at the annual Awards Luncheon held during the spring conference. Following the conference, a press release will be prepared announcing the winner.

Award Selection Process

Each spring, the award is determined by a committee appointed by the Chair of the UAA Governing Board. All articles published in the most recent complete volume of the journal are automatically eligible for consideration. The committee chair reports the decision to the UAA Executive Director. The UAA Executive Office notifies the recipient.


Previous Winners

Note: Award year in parenthesis denotes year when the award was given. Article would have been published the previous year.