Call for Papers

50th Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association

Theme: Shaping the Future of Urban Research

Washington, DC, USA
April 12-14, 2022

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2021

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) invites proposal submissions for its upcoming conference, “Shaping the Future of Urban Research,” to be held April 12-14, 2022, in Washington, DC.

UAA encourages proposals for paper, panel, colloquy, and roundtable sessions to stimulate thinking and re-thinking of urban affairs, and to widen intellectual and professional networks.

UAA 2022 will feature approximately 200 interdisciplinary sessions, a variety of professional development and networking opportunities, book exhibits, and more. Over 1000 international researchers and doctoral students attend the conference each year. Complete details about UAA 2022, including the full call for participation, are available on the conference website.

In addition to the conference theme, UAA encourages proposals that focus on an array of research topics including:

  • Activist Scholarship
  • Arts, Culture in Urban Contexts
  • Disaster Planning/Management
  • Economic Development, Redevelopment, Tourism
  • Education Policy in Urban Contexts, Educational Institutions & Urban Inequalities
  • Environmental Issues, Sustainability
  • Gender, Identity, Diversity
  • Globalization, Multi-national Urban Issues
  • Governance, Intergovernmental Relations, Regionalism, Urban Management
  • Health and Urban Populations
  • Historic Preservation, Space and Place
  • 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,
  • Land Use, Growth Management, Urban Development, Urban Planning
  • Poverty, Welfare, Income Inequality
  • Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Household Violence in Urban Contexts
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in Urban and Metropolitan Contexts
  • Urban Design, Urban Architecture
  • Urban Indicators, Data/Methods, Satisfaction/Quality of Life Surveys
  • Urban Politics, Elections, Citizen Participation
  • Urban Issues in Central & South America and the Caribbean

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The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is an international professional organization for 700+ urban scholars, researchers, and policy analysts.

In addition to the annual conference, UAA sponsors ongoing professional development opportunities; Upsilon Sigma (the urban studies honor society); and two peer-reviewed journals, the Journal of Urban Affairs and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City. You can find UAA on the webFacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.