U of T’s School of Cities Series on Public Space

October 15, 2019UAA Community News

The University of Toronto’s School of Cities has partnered with the Toronto Public Library for a four-part lecture series to answer some of the key questions and challenges surrounding public space. “Toronto is a growing city and we’re growing vertically,” said Shauna Brail, an associate professor of urban studies and the school’s associate director of … Read More

U of T’s School of Cities Establishes Community-Builders Fellowships

October 15, 2019UAA Community News

U of T’s School of Cities’ has established Community-Builders Fellowship program, in partnership with the United Way of Greater Toronto. Over the next nine months, six teams of three will be working on an initiative or project related to neighbourhood change in the Toronto region. “The Community-Builders Fellowship is a really important initiative,” said Shauna … Read More

Start an Urban Studies Honor Society Chapter at Your Institution (Fall Application Deadline: Nov. 1)

October 11, 2019UAA Community News, UAA Urban Studies Honor Society

Want a new way to market your academic program and recognize student achievement? Start an Urban Studies Honor Society chapter at your institution! About Upsilon Sigma – The Urban Studies Honor Society The Urban Affairs Association has established the first international honor society, Upsilon Sigma – The Urban Studies Honor Society, to recognize the academic achievements … Read More

Call for Papers: The Arts and the City-JUA Special Issue

September 25, 2019UAA Community News

What is the role of the arts in the city? This special issue aims to contribute to this literature addressing this question by calling for original papers that will empirically examine or conceptually extend our understanding of the connections between the arts and the city. The special issue will bring together scholars from a range … Read More

Special Issue: The Political Economy of Home – Contributions Sought

September 17, 2019UAA Community News

Special Issue of ‘Sustainability’ How should we build? How should we live? How does attachment or not to particular places and landscapes overlay the polarities of left, right and green politics? Sustainable settlement – philosophy, ontology, political economy – in relation to concepts of dwelling, re-embedding, re-enchantment, livelihood, participation (Karl Polanyi, Norbert Elias, Alasdair Macintyre, … Read More

Panel Slow Onset Urban Disasters and the Politics of Place

September 4, 2019UAA Community News

Slow Onset Urban Disasters Making and the Politics of Place Fourth ISA Forum, July 14-18, 2020, Brazil. Slow onset urban disasters related to climate change are less visible than quick onset ones caused by extreme weather events, as they are entrenched in various processes of the production of space. Long-term carbon impacts and climate vulnerabilities … Read More

2020 Small Cities Conference — Proposals due Nov. 1, 2019

August 27, 2019UAA Community News

Thinking Regionally: Research, Policy, & Practice Small Cities Conference 2020 May 8-9, 2020 Ball State University, Muncie, IN The 2020 Small Cities Conference at Ball State University brings together academics and policy makers interested in regional solutions to common problems facing communities and regions. The conference organizers seek proposals for papers and/or panels that consider … Read More

National League of Cities-UAA Research Fellowships Available (Application deadline: November 22, 2019)

August 22, 2019UAA Community News, UAA Conference

Call for Applications Fellowships for Research on Preemption Impacts on Cities & Towns Deadline for Applications: November 22, 2019 11:59pm CST Review Decisions: December 9, 2019 While preemption has grown as a tool for states, its impacts on the functions of cities, their residents and their businesses have gone largely unexamined…until now! The National League of … Read More