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: https://cup.columbia.edu/book/many-urbanisms/9780231204071 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

2022 Mary Helen Callahan Distinguished Service Award

April 14, 2022UAA Community News

This year, Dr. David Varady (University of Cincinnati) was selected as the recipient of the Mary Helen Callahan Distinguished Service Award, which is given on a periodic basis to an individual who has provided an outstanding record of service to the Urban Affairs Association and/or the field of urban affairs. Award Committee Assessment: “David Varady … Read More

2022 Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs Award

April 14, 2022UAA Community News

This year, Dr Ali Modarres (University of Washington Tacoma) was selected as the recipient of the 2022 Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs Award which is given to individuals whose body of work has contributed to defining the field. Award Committee Assessment: “Ali Modarres has not only advanced research and teaching, but to an … Read More