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Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo. The PhD program in Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. The doctoral program offers diverse research and learning opportunities, with special capability, international distinction, and emphasis in the following areas:


1. Declining cities and distressed urban communities

2. Health, food systems, universal design

3. Sustainability and climate change

4. Transportation systems


Our graduate students have the opportunity to engage with several centers and labs that are exploring the cutting edge of scholarship in the above issues. These include the UB Regional Institute, Urban Design Project, Center for Urban Studies, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water (RENEW), and the Global Health Equity Community of Excellence. These research centers and labs connect students with faculty with research interests similar to their own and unique opportunities to pursue focused research at an advanced level. The program also encourages students to explore other research centers and interdisciplinary studies across the University at Buffalo, one of the nation's premier centers for academic excellence and the most comprehensive, research-intensive university within the 64-campus SUNY system.


Applications are invited from highly qualified and motivated doctoral candidates interested in pursuing a career in research and teaching. Selected candidates will be considered for tuition remission and a competitive stipend. Admitted PhD candidates may also be considered for competitive financial awards available through sponsored research projects. Candidates must have strong analytical and writing skills. Additional information about the program is available at:




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Call for Papers

Special Issue of Journal of Urban Affairs: Actioning the Progressive City

Guest Editors: Ronald K. Vogel and Meghan Joy

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017

There is a serious gap between the problems faced by 21st century cities and their proposed solutions, which are often small-scale, siloed and unsustainable. Paradoxically, as cities face the pressures of poverty, unemployment, social and physical infrastructure degradation, and pollution, they are being lauded by other scales of government for their resilience and innovation in solving wicked problems. Critical urban theory and study highlights the failures and inadequacies of current neoliberal urban policy and austerity programs. The tension between problems, solutions, and expectations in status quo urban policy making begs the question: is there a progressive alternative for cities that promotes equity, democracy, sustainability, and justice? It is now time for scholars to move beyond critiques of neoliberalism to offer a better future for those who live and work in the city. 

In this special issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs, we welcome both conceptual and case-focused submissions that examine how to define, build, and action a progressive city in the 21st century. We recognize that the experience of cities in the global south as well as the north offer theoretical insights and practical policy solutions that may move a progressive city agenda forward. We welcome papers that focus on: 

  • the values and principles that define a progressive city;  
  • how to support progressive leadership, movements, and coalitions to become full-fledged political alternatives; 
  • progressive policy visions, agendas, and action plans; and
  • the institutional arrangements required to anchor or nurture a progressive city.

To be considered for publication in this special issue, papers should be submitted to [email protected]. All submissions will go through the regular journal review process.  Please follow the JUA Author Guidelines


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Position Announcements:


Wayne State University
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Assistant/Associate Professor in Urban Planning, Fall 2017
Wayne State University's Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning August 17, 2017. The successful candidate will teach primarily in our Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program, with the potential for limited undergraduate teaching as well. We seek candidates with experience in teaching and a record of scholarship (or promise thereof) in the broad area of housing, community, and economic development, with appropriate attention to the context and issues facing legacy cities and regions. We will consider candidates at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, who have at least six years of experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in urban studies/planning and a record of excellence in planning scholarship.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

DUSP is distinguished by curriculum, research, and community engagement that constructively address the issues confronting declining cities and regions, taking full advantage of its location in Detroit. The Master of Urban Planning degree, taught by faculty recently rated among the best in the nation, offers a challenging, fully accredited curriculum aimed at training planning students committed to careers in urban revitalization and sustainability. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies builds an understanding of metropolitan areas that utilizes strengths from several social sciences, thereby establishing a firm foundation for multiple careers and further graduate education.

Minimum qualifications for an Assistant Professor: Ph.D. in Urban/City/Regional Planning or related field, completed by August 17, 2017.

Interested candidates should submit Curriculum Vitae, a writing sample, a list and brief description of courses taught, and names of three references, through Wayne State's online portal at jobs.wayne.edu (Position number: F95964; Posting number: 042486). We will notify candidates before contacting references. The committee will begin reviewing applications on February 15. Any questions about the position or the process should be directed to search committee chair Dr. Carolyn Loh at [email protected] 




Tenure-track, Assistant Professor OR Associate Professor Planning, Development, and Design for Global Health Equity
The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo - The State University of New York invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor  in planning, development, and design for global health equity. The school, in partnership with the university-wide Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity, is looking for expertise in international policy, planning, development, urban design, architecture, and/or construction in the Global South. Both academics and practitioners are urged to apply, as are applicants with experience in a variety of sectors that influence wellbeing, including the planning, design, or construction of infrastructure, housing, healthcare, etc. Candidates with strengths in quantitative, qualitative, or design methods are welcome.
Applicants who have unique work and life experiences in low-income contexts, or who are members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to inquire and submit applications. We are committed to developing an excellent and diverse community of scholars and students engaged in research, education, and service.
Qualified candidates must possess a doctoral degree in a planning- or design-related field, a terminal degree and licensure/credentialing in a planning- or design-related field, or a master's degree and extensive work experience in international policy, international development, global health, or allied fields. A strong record or potential for extramural funding, publication, and interdisciplinary collaboration is required. We especially seek candidates with experience or keen interest in curriculum development, innovations in teaching, and student recruitment.
The scholar will be a fellow of the Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity, a transdisciplinary center designed to address the grand challenge of global health inequity. Established in July 2015, this community harnesses the power of applied scholarship in architecture, planning, engineering, and other cross-synergizing (APEX) disciplines. Project teams are working globally to improve air quality, achieve food equity, expand water and sanitation coverage, advance refugee health and wellbeing, reduce drug stock outs, and more. See the work here: https://www.buffalo.edu/globalhealthequity.html.
The School of Architecture and Planning, with approximately 50 full-time faculty and 680 students, is home to the Department of Architecture and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The selected candidate will have opportunities to work with undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. The appointment will reside in one or both departments dependent upon the interests and expertise of the candidate. 
The University at Buffalo is a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities (AAU), and is the most comprehensive institution in all of New England. Western New York has unique characteristics that make it an ideal place to live and work. "The City of Good Neighbors," Buffalo is the second largest urban area in New York State. Buffalo is a cultural center with excellent theater, museums, and music, and is among the most affordable cities in the U.S. In addition, the surrounding environment provides convenient access to sailing, boating, and fishing, as well as skiing, hiking, and the beauty of Niagara Falls. For more information, see: http://www.buffalo.edu/about_ub/the-buffalo-niagara-region.html.
Please send a letter expressing your interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references (references will only be contacted from seriously considered applicants later in the hiring process), and work samples (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, policy briefs, a portfolio of projects, etc.).   For specific inquiries, please contact: Korydon Smith, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Architecture and Planning, and Associate Director of the Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity: [email protected] or 716.829.5908. Applications will be reviewed as received, and review will continue until the position is filled.


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