Call for participation: Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference 2017

18 Aug 2016
Call for participation: Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference 2017

The Urban Affairs Association has called for participants in its 47th Annual Conference, to be held in Minneapolis (USA) from 19 to 22 April 2017.

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is a leading professional organization for urban researchers, policy analysts and advocates. UAA community members are engaged in understanding urban issues and looking for feasible policy solutions from a multidisciplinary perspective. For more than 45 years, the UAA has brought together social scientists, planners, policy analysts/advocates, and others to exchange insights and experiences regarding the most important urban issues of our time. The conference attracts 700 to 900 persons each year from the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and other parts of the world.

The UAA welcomes abstract/proposal submissions examining a wide array of topics that explore urban places, policies, and populations.

  • Arts, Culture in Urban Contexts
  • Disaster Planning/Management for Urban Areas, Cities and National Security
  • Economic Development, Redevelopment, Tourism, Urban Economics, Finance
  • Education Policy in Urban Contexts, Educational Institutions & Urban Inequalities
  • Environmental Issues, Sustainability
  • Globalization, Multi-national Urban Issues
  • Governance, Intergovernmental Relations, Regionalism, Urban Management
  • Health and urban populations/communities
  • Historic Preservation, Space and Place
  • Historical Perspectives on Cities, Urban Areas
  • Housing, Neighborhoods, Community Development
  • Human Services & Urban Populations, Nonprofit Sector in Urban Contexts
  • Immigration, Population and Demographic Trends in Urban Areas
  • Infrastructure, Capital Projects, Networks, Transport, Urban Services
  • Labor, Employment, Wages, Training
  • Land Use, Growth Management, Urban Development, Urban Planning
  • Poverty, Welfare, Income Inequality
  • Professional Development, The Field of Urban Affairs
  • Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Household Violence in urban contexts
  • Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Diversity
  • Social Capital, Democracy and Civil Society, Social Theory, Religion and the City
  • Urban Communication (Urban Media Roles, Urban Journalism, Social Media/Technology in Urban Life)
  • Urban Design, Urban Architecture
  • Urban Indicators, Data/Methods, Satisfaction/Quality of Life Surveys
  • Urban Politics, Elections, Citizen Participation
  • Urban Theory, Theoretical and Conceptual Issues in Urban Affairs
  • Urban Issues in Asia and the Pacific Rim
  • Urban Issues in Central & South America and the Caribbean
  • Special Topic: Challenging Enduring Urban Injustices: Race, Ethnicity, Space, and Political Economy

A proposal can be submitted through the UAA website for a:

  • Research paper presentation (proposal requires an abstract) OR
  • Pre-organized panel (proposal requires a panel summary, group of 4-5 paper abstracts/ moderator) OR
  • Pre-organized colloquy (proposal requires theme statement & names of 4-5 formal discussants) OR
  • Breakfast roundtable (proposal requires theme statement & names of 1-2 conveners) OR
  • Poster (proposal requires an abstract) — the best option for persons who are in the early stages of their research.

Abstract/Proposal Deadline: UAA will not accept any proposals (of any kind) after 1 October 2016 (5:00am GMT). Acceptance or rejection notices will be sent by 30 November 2016.

For further information, please visit the UAA conference website or download the call for participation document.

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