[URBANTH-L] 2010 Honolulu Conference Call - Cities, Globalization & Sustainability

Russell Zehtab-Noghiu rzehtab at udel.edu
Tue Aug 18 14:21:32 EDT 2009

Urban Affairs Association

40th Annual Meeting


Call for Participation


March 10-13, 2010

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel --- Honolulu, Hawaii


Sustaining Cities in a Time of Globalization:

Social, Economic and Political Realities


For its 40th meeting, the Urban Affairs Association is traveling to Honolulu, Hawaii, one of the major gateways to Asia and the Pacific. Our local host is the University of Hawaii-Manoa. The conference theme- sustaining cities in a time of globalization- is particularly relevant to the city of Honolulu (a word that means the place of shelter, of protection). As an international hub of global commerce, tourism, and immigration, Honolulu faces significant social, economic and environmental challenges. The city is constantly seeking a balance between livability, sustainability and social wellbeing. This location prompts us to consider how and why cities can be made more desirable places to live, and what role they play in sustaining social, political and economic relations. We hope that the theme and the location will be of particular interest to international colleagues and those interested in cross-national comparisons.

We encourage proposals that focus on the conference theme as well as submissions on the array of research topics typically found at UAA conferences:


§  Arts, Culture, Media

§  Economic Development, Redevelopment, Tourism, Urban Economics, Urban Finance

§  Education, Schools, Universities

§  Environmental Issues, Sustainability, Urban Health, Technology and Society

§  Globalization, International Urban Issues

§  Governance, Intergovernmental Relations, Regionalism, Urban Management

§  Housing, Neighborhoods, Community Development

§  Public Safety in Urban Areas, Criminal Justice, Household Violence

§  Immigration, Population and Demographic Trends

§  Infrastructure, Capital Projects, Networks, Transport, Urban Services

§  Labor, Employment, Wages, Training

§  Land Use, Growth Management, Space and Place, Urban Design, Urban Development, Urban Planning

§  Poverty, Welfare, Income Inequality

§  Human/Social Services, Nonprofit Sector

§  Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Diversity

§  Social Capital, Democracy and Civil Society, Social Theory, Religion and the City

§  Urban Indicators, Data/Methods, Satisfaction/ Quality of Life Surveys

§  Urban Politics, Elections, Citizen Participation

§  Urban Theory, Theoretical and Conceptual

§  Issues in Urban Affairs

§  Professional Development, The Field of Urban Affairs


Proposal Deadline-October 1, 2009

Proposals can be submitted for papers, panels (a group of 3-5 formal papers with moderator), colloquies (formal discussions without papers), breakfast roundtables (informal discussions) and posters. UAA presentation and proposal submission policies limit participants to one presentation/session role per annual meeting. Do not submit multiple proposals. However, participants can be co-authors on multiple papers. Proposal submissions are accepted only online at the UAA website: www.udel.edu/uaa. Proposal acceptance/rejection notices will be sent by November 16, 2009.


Registration Policy and Rates

ALL participants (faculty, students, practitioners) must pay the appropriate registration fees for their membership category. Session organizers should inform potential panelists that registration is required. Registration is completed on-line via the UAA website (www.udel.edu/uaa) by credit card, personal check or institutional check.


Visa/Passport Regulations

All international participants should become familiar with U.S. travel and entry requirements. Please visit www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis for the latest visa/passport requirements. Letters of invitation for visa applications will be provided only to persons accepted as conference presenters.


Hotel Accommodations and Rates

The 40th Annual Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. UAA is pleased to offer conference attendants a discounted rate at the Sheraton: $165 single/double, not including state and local taxes (currently 4.712% plus 7.25% Transient Accommodation Tax).



Exhibit space is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Early contact with the UAA Office is advised. Fee information and space reservations can be made through Shelly Tillinghast (shelviat at udel.edu).


Important Dates and Deadlines for 2010 UAA Annual Meeting

August 1, 2009: Online proposal submission opens

October 1, 2009: Deadline for submitting a proposal

November 16, 2009: Acceptance/rejection notices sent; registration opens

January 4, 2010: Early registration payment deadline

February 1, 2010: Persons on the program must register AND pay fees by this date

March 10-13, 2010--Honolulu, Hawaii: Dates of Annual Meeting


About UAA

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA), founded in 1969, is the international professional organization for urban researchers and public policy practitioners. Today, UAA includes almost 600 institutional, individual, and student members from colleges, universities, and policy think tanks throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Among its other activities, UAA sponsors the Journal of Urban Affairs, ranked 4th among urban/planning-related journals globally. The UAA holds an annual meeting each spring in an urban center. These yearly conferences are an integral part of UAA's efforts to improve knowledge exchange among persons interested and/or engaged in research addressing urban issues. The conference typically attracts 500-700 participants. Over a 3-day period, conference participants can partake of formal research presentations, meal/coffee break functions, multiple receptions, study tours and a book exhibit.


UAA website: www.udel.edu/uaa <http://www.udel.edu/uaa>  (conference registration, hotel reservations, etc.)

Questions: uaa at udel.edu <mailto:uaa at udel.edu>    or  +1 302-831-1681








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