APA-AICP Certification Maintenance Logo (3)_1For the past 50 years, the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) has sponsored an annual conference for researchers, and professionals engaged in policy, planning and administration within urban communities.

Beginning in 2020, UAA is an approved American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification maintenance provider.  Earn credits to maintain your certification at the 50th Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association in Washington, DC. (April 2 – 4, 2020). Mobile study tours are scheduled for Thursday, April 2.  Formal panel sessions will be held on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4.

Practicing planners who attend a UAA conference will be exposed to emerging knowledge and policy and programmatic strategies that address planning-related issues. In this way, the conference can help planners more effectively serve their communities. UAA conferences are known for their interdisciplinary nature and for the diversity of attendees. Attendees are drawn from planning, all the social sciences, education, social work, public policy, law, and other multi-disciplinary fields. Historically, the conference has addressed practical topics as housing, jobs/welfare, transport, economic development, education, public health, governance, etc.  Many of the presentations and discussions focus on tough issues related to social equity in the context of planning and policy-making. As such, research presentations and mobile tours are aimed at critical analysis of urban challenges and the identification of more equitable planning and policy-making.

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Registration questions, contact reg@uaamail.org

AICP opportunity at the UAA Conference, contact cm@uaamail.org