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Statement on Charlottesville


The Cyberhood's mission is to encourage critical thinking about the plight of communities of color, conditions in the inner city, and the problems of low-wage workers. The website's goal is to connect students, scholars, practitioners, and activists from across the racial and class divide in order to build meaningful relationships. It is our belief that the building of such connections will strengthen the struggle to understand and transform inner cities and the metropolitan regions of which they are a part.


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Post-Doctoral Fellowships





Study Abroad:




PhD Programs:


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.


Our graduate students have the opportunity to engage with several centers and labs that are exploring the cutting edge of planning scholarship. 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 students 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:





The College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities at Clemson

University is accepting applications for five assistantships for 

the pursuit of the Ph.D. degree in Planning, Design, and the

Built Environment.  The assistantship provides a stipend of $18,800

payable per year plus tuition remission, and may be renewed 

for up to two years.

I would like your help in locating superior students who might be
interested in this opportunity for support of their doctoral
studies.  The diversity of our faculty, who have advanced degrees in
applied economics, architecture, construction management, civil
engineering, history, landscape architecture, parks, recreation and
tourism, planning, political science and geography allows
students to pursue a variety of research interests.

The objective of the program is to prepare a new generation of
academics and professionals to deal with the diverse and complex
issues relating the future of our built environment. The program
is interdisciplinary drawing a core from the fields of architecture,
landscape architecture, planning, real estate development, 

historic preservation and construction science. We have identified

focus areas of: Regional/Community Development and Design; Built 

Environment and Health; Restoration, Sustainability and Land Ecology;  

and Architectural Design, Technology and Construction Processes.  

It is expected that graduates of this program will be well prepared to

address increasingly complex issues relating to human settlement
patterns and the built environment.  I hope you will share it with
students who are or might be considering application to a doctoral
program for the fall semester of 2020.  While we have a rolling admissions
Process, we will begin reviewing applications around the 7th of January

Clemson University, the land grant University of South Carolina and a

Top 25 US Public University, has an enrollment of over 25,000 students 

of whom over 5,000 pursue advanced degrees in 74 different areas of 

graduate studies. Strategically located within a few miles of Interstate 85, 

mid-way between Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, Clemson

offers easy access to major urban centers, coastal areas and the

Appalachian mountains.

More information about the University can be found at our web site at 

and details about the PhD program at 


Please feel free to contact me for additional information on the program.



Mickey Lauria, Ph.D.
Director of Planning, Design and the Built Environment
Professor of City and Regional Planning
Lee Hall 2-315
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634
[email protected]

 Call for Manuscripts and Papers: 


Call for Papers Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City Editors: Yasminah Beebeejaun and Ali Modarres Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020


Award Nominations:




Position Announcements:

Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo


Associate/Full Professor - Urban and Regional Planning


Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Real Estate Development, University at Buffalo

Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Clemson University's City Planning and Real Estate Development department (CPRED)

Clemson University's City Planning and Real Estate Development department (CPRED) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member to begin an appointment in August 2020. We anticipate hiring at the Assistant Professor level. Teaching will primarily be in the department's Master of City and Regional Planning program (MCRP), although the candidate will have the opportunity to teach at the undergraduate level and in the college's Planning, Design and the Built Environment doctoral program. Teaching responsibilities are commensurate with those of a research-oriented program.

Clemson's MCRP program was founded in 1968 and is ranked by Planetizen as one of the nation's top ten suburban city planning programs. Clemson University is a Carnegie Foundation-classified Doctoral-Highest Research Activity (R1) institution, and the university offers many opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration. The university is located in the center of the Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion (PAM), one of the fastest growing regions in the country, and one that hosts one of the busiest airports in the world - Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson Airport. The PAM stretches from Birmingham, AL to Raleigh-Durham, NC, roughly following the I-85 corridor, encompassing very large urban agglomerations such as Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC, as well as vibrant small-town and rural economies such as the 10 Upstate South Carolina counties

The state and regional bodies have invested in innovative logistical infrastructures such as an inland port in nearby Greer, South Carolina that imports and exports large amounts of goods throughout the world through a rural international port of entry. The physical and virtual infrastructures connecting the region to global developments can be seen in the rapidly growing immigrant communities of the region and the equally rapid globalization of its property markets through foreign direct investment in residential and commercial real estate. In doing so, the Upstate has transitioned away from traditional textiles to high tech textiles and the automotive industry, successfully redeveloping many of the region's mill towns and revitalizing Greenville in a progressive fashion.

Additionally, the Upstate is located along a chain of lakes and in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, which offer many outdoor recreational opportunities. Clemson is situated in the Greenville, SC metropolitan area, which is widely recognized as one of the nation's most attractive, dynamic, best-planned, and livable small-to-mid-sized cities. Asheville, NC; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; and Charleston, SC and the South Carolina coast are all within easy driving distance.


The City and Regional Planning (CRP) Program at Clemson is planning, over the next few years, to further build its community engagement in diverse communities, contribute to the GIS capacity in the department, and make connections to a growing focus on health issues that the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities (CAAH).

Additionally, the program is in the process of developing a strong pipeline with the undergraduate student body at Clemson. While we will consider qualified candidates in any specialization related to city planning, we are especially interested in candidates who can play a central role in the growth of the department along one or more of the above lines. The ideal candidate will have a strong research agenda, exhibit the promise to be a successful teacher, show a potential to raise external funding, and have a dedication to diversity, inclusivity and excellence in higher education.

The candidate should have a PhD in city planning or a closely related field by the time of the appointment.

Application Instructions 

For full consideration, applications and all materials should be submitted by November 25, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To formally submit your application, please access Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/69207)  to set up your account for your Dossier and profile with your application materials for CRP Assistant Professor.

Candidates should submit 

1)    letter of interest (no more than 2 pages) that discusses research and teaching interests and achievements

2)    curriculum vita

3)    writing sample

4)    names and contact information of three (3) references

If you have any questions regarding Assistant Professor position, contact Dr. Mickey Lauria at [email protected],Chair of CRP Search Committee.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Other Announcements:


Special Announcement


A New Student Recognition and
Professional Development Opportunity

The Urban Affairs Association has established the first international honor society to recognize the academic achievements of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in urban studies and related fields.
Urban Studies is a broad umbrella term for academic programs and research that focus on the social, political, economic, spatial, physical, historical, cultural, and environmental dynamics of urban contexts. Elements of urban studies can be found in several different disciplines, as well as within explicitly interdisciplinary fields such as urban affairs and urban planning. Given the varied academic homes for urban studies, eligibility for participation in the Society will be judged on the basis of individual program attributes.
We invite applications from academic units to establish chapters of Upsilon Sigma. Each year, there will be two application periods, one in the Fall, and the second in the Spring. For the 2018 calendar year, we have established the following application periods:
Spring 2018 Application Period

  • April 2—Application due to the UAA Executive Office
  • May 15—Application review decisions completed

Fall 2018 Application Period

  • November 1—Application due to the UAA Executive Office
  • December 15—Application review decisions completed

Basic Requirements to Establish an Upsilon Sigma Chapter

  • Successful chapter application
  • Annual UAA Institutional Membership (dues are $345 per year)
  • Student induction fees (one-time induction fee of $35 per student)

Full details on the application process and requirements are now available on the UAA website:


For more information about Upsilon Sigma visit this link





Urban Affairs Association (UAA)




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