2019 Urban Affairs Conference

Published at: 15 August 2018

General Call for Participation

49th Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association

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



About the Conference

Over a three-day period, researchers, graduate students, policy advocates, service providers, and others will present their analyses, experiences, and actions related to urban communities. In addition to formal presentations, the conference provides opportunities to network with attendees from around North America, Europe, Asia, and other parts of the globe, as well as professional development workshops and mobile tours to enhance the learning experience. UAA welcomes proposals for a wide range of topics related to urban communities, policies, and populations. See sample of accepted topical categories below.

Participation Formats

To maximize opportunities for everyone, UAA limits individuals to participation (as presenter, speaker or moderator) in one (1) session. There is no limit to the number of research papers/posters for which you are a co-author. Persons in special (sponsored) panels or breakfast roundtable discussions can participate in one additional session.

Types of presentations:

  • Individual research paper presentation: Proposal requires an abstract OR
  • Organized research paper panel: Proposal requires a panel summary, group of 4-5 paper abstracts, and a designated moderator (who may be one of the paper presenters) OR
  • Organized colloquy: Proposal requires theme statement & names of 4-5 discussants OR
  • Breakfast roundtable: Proposal requires theme statement & names of 1-2 conveners OR
  • Poster: Proposal requires an abstract. Best option for persons in early stage of research.



Key Deadlines

October 1, 2018, 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT) or 4:59am (GMT) - Abstract/Session Proposal Deadline
The online submission site will close at 12:00 am CDT. Acceptance or rejection notices will be sent by October 24.

January 15, 2019, 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT) or 4:59am (GMT) - Registration Deadline for Persons with Accepted Proposals
(Note: In order to be placed on the official conference program, an accepted presenter must register by this date to be listed on the program.)



Topical Categories for UAA Conferences

In keeping with UAA tradition, we encourage proposals that focus on an array of research topics including:

  • Special Conference Topic: Claiming Rights to the City: Community, Capital, and the State
  • - Special Track on Race, Ethnicity and Place
  • - Special Track on Urban Issues in Asia and the Pacific Rim
  • Disaster Planning/Management for Urban Areas, Cities and National Security
  • Economic Development, Redevelopment, Tourism, Urban Economics, Finance
  • Environmental Issues, Sustainability
  • Globalization, Multi-national Urban Issues
  • Governance, Intergovernmental Relations, Regionalism, Urban Management
  • Historic Preservation, Space and Place
  • Housing, Neighborhoods, Community Development
  • Immigration, Population and Demographic Trends in Urban Areas
  • Infrastructure, Capital Projects, Networks, Transport, Urban Services
  • Land Use, Growth Management, Urban Development, Urban Planning
  • Poverty, Welfare, Income Inequality
  • Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Household Violence in Urban Contexts
  • Social Capital, Democracy and Civil Society, Social Theory, Religion and the City
  • Urban Design, Urban Architecture
  • Urban Politics, Elections, Citizen Participation
  • Plus more topical categories…



Complete Call for Participation can be found here