UAA Mourns the Loss of a Very Special Leader, Bill Barnes

May 11, 2022UAA Community News

We have lost a very special UAA leader. I regret to announce that William (Bill) Barnes, a long-time UAA stalwart, succumbed to cancer on April 25. Over his 30-year career at the National League of Cities (NLC), Bill’s project work focused on a broad range of timely topics including public finance, racism and inequity, regional … Read More

Lawrence D. Brown Publishes a New Book on Active Living

May 4, 2022UAA Community News

Lawrence D. Brown, professor health policy and management in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University has just published a new book titled Political Exercise: Active Living, Public Policy, and the Built Environment. In Political Exercise, Lawrence D. Brown presents five case studies of cities that have promoted active living with varying success … Read More

May 2022 Virtual Events Hosted by the Kauffman Foundation

May 3, 2022UAA Community News

Entrepreneurship Issues forum Gig Work and Entrepreneurship.   Gig work has received increasing attention in recent years, particularly with the rise of digital platforms. From Uber drivers to Upwork’s “independent professionals,” there is no shortage of platforms enabling individuals and businesses to get services and talent on demand. What does the proliferation of digital platforms — … Read More

UAA Celebrates Award Recipients from 2020 and 2021 at Conference

April 16, 2022UAA Community News

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 … Read More

Many Urbanisms: Divergent Trajectories of Global City Building

April 15, 2022UAA Community News

Martin J. Murray, professor of urban planning in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, has published a new book, Many Urbanisms: Divergent Trajectories of Global City Building with Columbia University Press. For more information and to purchase the book please see: UAA members receive a 20% discount … Read More

2022 Best Article in the Journal of Urban Affairs Award

April 15, 2022UAA Community News

This year, Dr. Ryan Allen (University of Minnesota) and Dr. Carissa Schively Slotterback (University of Pittsburgh) were selected as the recipients of the 2022 Best Article in the Journal of Urban Affairs Award for their article, “Building immigrant engagement practice in urban planning: The case of Somali refugees in the Twin Cities.” The award is … Read More

2022 Distinguished Editorial Service Award

April 14, 2022UAA Community News

Dr. Scott Cummings was selected as the first recipient of the first Distinguished Editorial Service Award which was created to recognize editorial leadership. Board Assessment: “Dr. Scott Cummings was the Editor of the Journal of Urban Affairs from 1987 to 2005. The critical leadership of this editor has been acknowledged informally for decades.  However, UAA … Read More