JAPA Special Issue “Community Design and Revitalization to Promote Health”

September 29, 2020UAA Community News

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce the Journal of the American Planning Association Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Community Design and Revitalization to Promote Health. Please also share with colleagues who might be interested. Nisha Botchwey (Georgia Tech), Chris Coutts (FSU), Catherine Ross (Georgia Tech), Bruce Stiftel (Georgia Tech), and Matthew … Read More

2020 UAA Community Survey Results

September 25, 2020UAA Community News

Dear UAA Community, We would like to thank all those who responded to the UAA Community Survey in July. We learned a great deal about what our community members thought were worthwhile and important issues, topics, and services. The UAA Executive Office and Governing Board will use the outcomes of the survey to implement a … Read More

REMINDER: Nomination Deadlines for 2021 UAA Awards!

September 25, 2020UAA Community News

Best Book in Urban Affairs Nomination Deadline: October 15, 2020 Decision by: January 11, 2021 This award is an annual opportunity. We welcome books on any urban context in the world. The purpose of the award is to encourage high-quality research on urban issues and reward cogent writing on urban affairs. NEW! Due to the … Read More

New book on Cities and Communities Beyond COVID-19

September 23, 2020UAA Community News

What are the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for cities and communities? In a new book, to be published in October by Bristol University Press, Professor Robin Hambleton suggests that local leadership can help societies recover from the pandemic and address modern societal challenges. Professor Hambleton argues that successful strategies will need to address four … Read More

The Kauffman Foundation Announces Two Virtual Events

September 10, 2020UAA Community News

Entrepreneurship Issue Forum.   Join the Kauffman Foundation for an Entrepreneurship Issue Forum on “Family Responsibilities and Entrepreneurship: Child Care, Caregiving and Who Becomes an Entrepreneur” 9 a.m. CDT (central US) on Thursday, September 24. This Forum will discuss how family responsibilities, including child care, shape entrepreneurship. Registration is required to attend part or all of … Read More

An update message regarding the 2021 UAA Conference scheduled for April 21-24 in Nashville

August 20, 2020Journal of Urban Affairs, UAA Community News, UAA Conference, UAA Urban Studies Honor Society

The UAA Executive Director has recommended to the Governing Board that all preliminary activities (e.g., abstract submission) related to our annual spring conference be postponed until December 2020.  The Governing Board has accepted and unanimously approved this recommendation. The Executive Director will submit a new recommendation to the Governing Board in late November regarding the … Read More

Education Reform and Gentrification in the Age of #CamdenRising

August 19, 2020UAA Community News

Education Reform and Gentrification in the Age of #CamdenRising: Public Education and Urban Redevelopment in Camden, NJ examines the perceptions and interpretations of Camden—a New Jersey community whose population is predominately minority, historically impoverished, and rapidly employing neoliberal strategies in public education and urban redevelopment. Using the framework of standpoint theory as a lens to … Read More

Housing Policy Debate: Call for Abstracts

August 14, 2020UAA Community News

Housing Policy Debate invites abstracts for an upcoming special issue, “Keeping American Housed: Research on Homelessness Prevention and Diversion,” to be guest edited by Mary Cunningham and Samantha Batko from the Urban Institute. For more information see: https://bit.ly/Housing_Policy

4th in the Series – Contributions of Community Psychology to Urban Research and Policy

August 14, 2020Journal of Urban Affairs, UAA Community News

The Journal of Urban Affairs’ free-access special issue, titled Contributions of Community Psychology to Urban Research and Policy, will be available over the coming weeks as part of the journal’s fourth video series. The JUA thanks Taylor & Francis and UAA for making this possible. All the videos published on the JUABlog will remain available on … Read More