Urban Affairs Association
The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service professionals.
The Urban Affairs Association is dedicated to creating interdisciplinary spaces for engaging in intellectual and practical discussions about urban life. Through theoretical, empirical, and action-oriented research, the UAA fosters diverse activities to understand and shape a more just and equitable urban world. (Adopted March 12, 2010)
Strategic Goals (adopted October 1, 2010)
To foster education, professional development, and student mentoring in urban affairs;
To foster and build the capacity among scholars, policymakers and other members of the community for collaboration on significant urban issues;
To foster interdisciplinary scholarship on urban affairs;
To offer a space for the examination of university engagement in urban communities such as service learning, engaged scholarship and university/community partnerships;
To support university based urban affairs education, research and service; and
To recruit, develop and sustain scholars to serve and influence the field of urban affairs and its institutions.
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