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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.

 

In keeping with the Cyberhood's mission, we condemn recent instances of violence spurred by racism, anti-Semitism, and hatred in Charlottesville, VA. We see these views as symptomatic of more general forms of intolerance and discrimination that are detrimental to historically disenfranchised groups in our society. To counter these views, we stand in solidarity with those who seek to expose bigotry and intolerance. We encourage public discourse aimed at their eradication and reaffirm the Cyberhood as an instrument to reach this end.

 

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

 

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Study Abroad:

 

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PhD Programs:

 

Doctoral Assistantships in Planning, Design, and the Built Environment at Clemson University

 

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.

Our faculty have advanced degrees in
applied economics, architecture, construction management, civil
engineering, history, landscape architecture, parks, recreation and
tourism, planning, political science and geography. This diversity 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.

We have a rolling admissions process, but will begin reviewing applications in January
2019.

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 
http://www.clemson.edu 

 

and details about the PhD program at 

http://www.clemson.edu/caah/pdbe/

Contact Professor Mickey Lauria 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
864-656-0520
[email protected]

 

 

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:

 

http://ap.buffalo.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/phd.html  

 

 Call for Manuscripts and Papers: 

 

We invite you to submit paper and session proposals on Critical Urban Policy for presentation at the 4th International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP4) at Concordia University in Montreal from June 26-28, 2019. Proposals are due by January 30th, 2019.  The detailed call for papers is provided below.

 

Please visit the following link to submit paper proposals: http://www.ippapublicpolicy.org/conference/icpp4-montreal-2019/panel-list/10/panel/critical-urban-policy/814 .

Meghan Joy [email protected]

Ronald K. Vogel [email protected]

 

Call for Papers Critical Urban Policy

There is a serious gap between the policy 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 policy problems.

 

Critical urban theory and study, situated in the fields of urban geography and politics and exemplified in the seminal texts Cities for People, Not for Profit: Critical Urban Theory and the Right to the City (Brenner et al, 2012) and Critical Urban Studies: New Directions (Davies and Imbroscio, 2010) highlight the failures and inadequacies of neoliberal urban policy and austerity programs characteristic of advanced capitalism. But what is to be done about it? While there may be instances of progressive policy experiments as well as cases of an emerging politics, on the whole, cities today lack progressive politics, visions, agendas, revenue sources, governance processes, implementation protocols, and enforcement mechanisms to address growing social, political, and economic problems.

The tension between problems, solutions, and expectations in status quo urban policy making begs the question: is there a progressive policy 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. The objective of this panel on Critical Urban Policy is to examine how policy theory and research can support this agenda.

 

We welcome both conceptual and case-focused submissions that examine how policy and theory can support efforts 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 progressive urban policy;

·         the tactics progressive leadership, movements, and coalitions can use to bring progressive alternatives onto the policy agenda;

·         the design of progressive policy visions, agendas, and action plans;

·         the institutional arrangements required to implement, anchor and nurture a progressive city; and

·         how we might evaluate progressive city policy and engage in ongoing learning and critique.

 

 


 

 


Award Nominations:

 

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Position Announcements:

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Other Announcements:

 

Special Announcement

UPSILON SIGMA (ΥΣ)

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

 https://urbanaffairsassociation.org/upsilon-sigma/

 

 

 

Urban Affairs Association (UAA)

 

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