Journal of Urban Affairs
©Urban Affairs Association
Edited By: Laura Reese
Impact Factor: 1.298
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 14/38 (Urban Studies)
Online ISSN: 1467-9906
The sponsoring association of the Journal of Urban Affairs,
The Urban Affairs Association is the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service providers.
UAA exists to
- Encourage the dissemination of information about urbanism and urbanization
- Support the development of university education, research, and service programs in urban affairs
- Provide leadership in fostering urban affairs as a professional and academic field.
UAA is the successor organization to the Council of University Institutes for Urban Affairs, formed in Boston in 1969 by a group of directors of university urban programs. As urban affairs developed as a professional and academic field, the need for an organization that welcomed urban faculty, professionals, and students as well as urban program directors and deans became increasingly apparent. In recognition of this need, in 1981 the organization's name was changed to the Urban Affairs Association. Today, UAA includes institutional, individual and student members from colleges and universities throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
The Urban Affairs Association also holds an Annual Meeting each spring. These yearly conferences are an integral part of UAA's efforts to improve communications among urban programs. They provide an excellent opportunity for members to exchange ideas, information, and experiences. Included with membership is a subscription to Journal of Urban Affairs.