Past Conferences

50th Conference
Shaping the Future of Urban Research


Washington, DC
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
April 12–14, 2022

49th Conference
Featuring Special Sessions on Claiming Rights to the City: Community, Capital, and the State


Los Angeles, California
Luskin Conference Center
April 24–27, 2019

48th Conference
Shaping Justice and Sustainability Within and Beyond the City’s Edge: Contestation and Collaboration in Urbanizing Regions

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
April 4–7, 2018


47th Conference
Challenging Enduring Urban Injustices: Race, Ethnicity, Space, and Political Economy
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel
April 19–22, 2017


46th Conference
Social Justice in the Global City? Contested Views on Social Control, Borders, and Equity
San Diego, California
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
March 16-19, 2016


45th Conference
Transnationalism from Above and Below: The Dynamics of Place-making in the Global City
Miami, Florida
InterContinental Miami
April 8-11, 2015


44th Conference
Borders and Boundaries in an Age of Global Urbanization
San Antonio, Texas
The Westin Riverwalk Hotel
March 19-22, 2014


43rd Conference
Building the 21st Century City: Inclusion, Innovation, and Globalization
San Francisco, California
The Fairmont Hotel
April 3-6, 2013


42nd Conference
Rethinking the Future of Urbanism: Cities and Regions in a Post-Industrial Era
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
April 18–21, 2012


41st Conference
Reclaiming the City: Building a Just and Sustainable Future
New Orleans, Louisiana
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
March 16-19, 2011


40th Annual Meeting
Sustaining Cities in a Time of Globalization: Social, Economic and Political Realities
Honolulu, Hawaii
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
March 10-13, 2010


39th Annual Meeting
Contesting and Sustaining the City: Neighborhood, Region, or World?
Chicago, Illinois
Renaissance Chicago Hotel
March 4-7, 2009


38th Annual Meeting
1968 Revisited: Cities 40 Years Later
Baltimore, Maryland
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
April 23-26, 2008


37th Annual Meeting
Cities and Migration: Opportunities and Challenges
Seattle, Washington
Westin Seattle Hotel
April 25-28, 2007


36th Annual Meeting
Neighborhoods and Urban Transformation: The New Global Context
Montréal, Québec
Le Centre Sheraton Hotel
April 19-22, 2006


35th Annual Meeting
Borrowing from the Future: Equity, Sustainability and the Urban Question
Salt Lake City, Utah
Prime Hotel and Conference Center
April 13-16, 2005


34th Annual Meeting
Context Matters: Shaping Urban Policy Locally, Nationally, and Internationally
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington Marriott Hotel
March 31-April 3, 2004


33rd Annual Meeting
Shaping Our Urban Future: Utilizing Creativity, Vision, Policy and Advocacy to Make Change
Cleveland, Ohio
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
March 26-29, 2003


32nd Annual Meeting
What’s Right About Cities and an Urban Way of Life
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
March 20-23, 2002


31st Annual Meeting
Confronting the Past to Build the Future
Detroit, Michigan
Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center
April 25-28, 2001


30th Annual Meeting
Cities in the New Millennium: Separate Realities – or Shared Fates
Los Angeles, California
Wilshire Grand Hotel
May 3-6, 2000


29th Annual Meeting
The Social Reconstruction of the City: Social Capital and Community Building
Louisville, Kentucky
Seelbach Hilton Hotel
April 14-17, 1999


28th Annual Meeting
Urban Policy Devolution in the Americas: Downsizing, Abdication, and Metropolitan Destinies
Fort Worth, Texas
Worthington Hotel
April 22-25, 1998


27th Annual Meeting
North American Cities at Century’s End: Common Challenges, Common Solutions?
Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Marriott–Eaton Centre
April 16-19, 1997


26th Annual Meeting
Urban Practitioners, Policymakers, and Scholars: Is There Common Ground?
New York, New York
Hotel Inter-Continental New York
March 13-16, 1996


25th Annual Meeting
Urban Continuities, Urban Change: Celebrating 25 Years of UAA
Portland, Oregon
Portland Marriott Hotel
May 3-6, 1995


24th Annual Meeting
Bringing the City Back In
New Orleans, Louisiana
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
March 2-5, 1994


23rd Annual Meeting
Understanding the Metropolitan Mosaic
Indianapolis, Indiana
April 21-24, 1993


22nd Annual Meeting
Urban Dualities: Ascendancy and Decline
Cleveland, Ohio
Stouffer Tower City Plaza Hotel
April 29-May 24, 1992


21st Annual Meeting
Urban Issues and Intercultural Perspectives
Vancouver, British Columbia
Le Meridien Hotel
April 17-20, 1991


20th Annual Meeting
Urban America: The Decade Ahead
Charlotte, North Carolina
Marriott City Center Hotel
April 18-21, 1990


19th Annual Meeting
Urbanization in the Nineties: The Closing of a Century
Baltimore, Maryland
Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel
March 15-18, 1989


18th Annual Meeting
The Urban Policy Agenda
St. Louis, Missouri
Marriott Pavilion Hotel
March 9-12, 1988


17th Annual Meeting
Cities in Transition
Akron, Ohio
Quaker Square Hilton
April 22-25, 1987


16th Annual Meeting
Planning for Urban Growth
Fort Worth, Texas
March 5-8, 1986


15th Annual Meeting
Managing the City: What Lies Ahead
Norfolk, Virginia
Holiday Inn-Waterside
April 17-20, 1985


14th Annual Meeting
Revitalizing Urban America
Portland, Oregon
Portland Marriott Hotel
March 21-24, 1984


13th Annual Meeting
Changing Frontiers in the Urban World
Flint, Michigan
Hyatt Regency-Flint
March 23-26, 1983


12th Annual Meeting
[no theme]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Holiday Inn-Independence Mall
April 14-17, 1982


11th Annual Meeting
The Urban Connection: Federalism in the 1980s
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha Hilton
March 25-28, 1981


10th Annual Meeting
Urban America in the 1980s
Washington, DC
Dupont Plaza Hotel
March 19-22, 1980


9th Annual Meeting
[no theme]
Toronto, Ontario
Ramada Inn
April 18-21, 1979

8th Annual Meeting
The University and the City
Denver, Colorado
Executive Tower Inn
March 8-11, 1978


7th Annual Meeting
Urban Affairs and the City
New Orleans, Louisiana
Le Pavillon Hotel
March 2-5, 1977


6th Annual Meeting
Urban Affairs in Transition
Atlanta, Georgia
Downtown Holiday Inn
March 3-6, 1976


5th Annual Meeting
[no theme]
New York, New York
Waldorf Astoria
March 12-16, 1975


4th Annual Meeting
[no theme]
Cleveland, Ohio
Holiday Inn-Downtown
April 25-27, 1974


3rd Annual Meeting
[no theme]
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Carolina Inn
May 17-19, 1973


2nd Annual Meeting
[no information on file]
Dallas, Texas
Sheraton-Dallas Hotel
April 6-8, 1972


1st Annual Meeting
[no information on file]
St. Louis, Missouri
Saint Louis University
April 22-24, 1971


[no theme]
Washington, DC
Statler Hilton Hotel
April 22-25, 1970


Urban Priorities for the Seventies
Boston, Massachusetts
Sheraton Plaza Hotel
November 13-15, 1969


University Urban Study Centers: Observations from Within
Detroit, Michigan
March 27-29, 1969