Best Dissertation Award Urban Politics — Deadline March 15, 2020

March 3, 2020UAA Community News

The Best Dissertation Award is sponsored by the Urban and Local Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. It is given annually for the best dissertation on urban politics accepted in the previous year (2019). Studies can be comparative or focused on the U.S. The award comes with a $250 prize. Nomination Instructions: Electronic … Read More

UAA Conference and Current Corona Virus

March 2, 2020UAA Community News

Dear 2020 UAA Conference Participants, I hope that you are busy making your final plans for the upcoming UAA conference.   We realize that some of you may be wondering about the status of the conference given the current corona outbreak.  The conference will take place as scheduled.  If we determine that there is a direct … Read More

New open access book: Los Angeles and the Olympic Games

February 20, 2020UAA Community News

Eva Kassens-Noor (Michigan State University, School of Planning, Design, and Construction & Global Urban Studies) announces her new open access book; Los Angeles and the Olympic Games: Planning Legacies; Springer Nature Her book describes the three planning approaches and legacy impacts the Olympic Games in one locale: the city of Los Angeles, USA. She critically … Read More

New Book: Walkable Cities (SUNY Press)

February 18, 2020UAA Community News

Carlos Balsas announces his new book, Walkable Cities – Revitalization, Vibrancy, and Sustainable Consumption, SUNY Press. Early praise: Tridib Kumar Banerjee, University of Southern California. Book Description: Examines how cities of various sizes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are making walkability improvements a part of their overall urban revitalization strategy. Walkable precincts have … Read More

Apply for a PhD Bursary with CURA at DMU (De Montfort University)

February 7, 2020UAA Community News

Colleagues The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) invites outstanding prospective PhD students to apply with us for a De Montfort University (DMU) Full PhD Bursary Scholarship. We welcome applications from students capable of developing innovative, interdisciplinary and internationally relevant research in any field related to cities, urban living and austerity. We particularly welcome … Read More

A Celebration and Tribute to Norman Krumholz – 2/29/20

February 6, 2020UAA Community News

Please join us on February 29 for a celebration of the life and legacy of Norman Krumholz, Emeritus Professor of Urban Planning at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, and a widely-respected urban planner and community development leader. Professor Krumholz left an indelible mark on our city and campus, … Read More

Creating Mixed Communities Through Housing Policies: Global Perspectives Due 3/31/2020

February 6, 2020UAA Community News

This special edition of the Journal of Urban Affairs is calling for contributions that examine the influence of social mix policies utilizing housing on communities in different countries and contexts. We welcome papers that examine social mix from all key stakeholders’ perspectives – residents, government and policy, social services and NGO perspectives. Specific topics could … Read More

MA Urban Studies at Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (De Montfort University)

February 5, 2020UAA Community News

Colleagues De Montfort University is delighted to announce a new Masters in Urban Studies. We welcome applications from talented graduates interested in studying cities and urban life in the 21st century. Please see further details and information about how to apply at The programme offers the following modules, explained in more depth on the … Read More

Preemption Policy & Data Analysis Workshop – Apply now! (Deadline: Feb. 7)

January 29, 2020UAA Community News, UAA Conference

Preemption Policy & Data Analysis Workshop 50th Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 1:00pm – 3:45pm     Application Deadline: Friday, February 7 (11:59pm CST) (Late applications are not accepted!) While preemption has grown as a tool for states, its impacts on the functions of … Read More