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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:

  

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: 

 

 

Community Quality of Life and Well-Being

 

Aims and Scope of the Series

 

Series Editor: Rhonda Phillips, Purdue University, US

Editorial Board: Meg Holden, Simon Fraser University, Canada; Charlotte Khan, The Boston Foundation, US; Youngwha Kee, Soongsil University, Korea; Alex Michalos, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada; Don Rahtz, College of William and Mary, US; Joseph Sirgy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, US

 

Community Quality of Life and Well-being is a book series comprised of volumes related to local and regional level research, providing current and leading edge information to planners, policy makers, and quality of life researchers involved in community and regional well-being research and application. Formerly entitled Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Practices, the series reflects the broad scope of well-being. In addition to best practices of community quality-of-life indicators projects the series welcomes a variety of research and practice topics as related to overall community well-being and quality of life dimensions, relating to policy, application, research, and/or practice. Research on issues such as societal happiness, quality of life domains in the policy construct, measuring and gauging progress, dimensions of urban and regional planning and community development, and related topics are anticipated.

This series is published by Springer in partnership with the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS), a global society with the purpose of promoting and encouraging research and collaboration in quality of life and well-being theory and applications. More information about ISQOLS can be found at
www.isqols.org. The Editor welcomes proposals for both edited volumes and authored monographs contributions on topics such as:

 

· Quality of Life in Communities
· Societal Happiness
· Social Health and Well-Being
· Life Satisfaction in various life domains
· Well-Being Theories and Applications
· Quality of Life for Policy Development

· Measuring and Gauging Quality of Life
· Dimensions of Planning  and Community Development
· Indicators of Well-Being
· Overall Community Well-Being

 

Please direct your inquiries or send your proposal to:Rhonda Phillips, [email protected]

 

 

For more information about the series: http://www.springer.com/series/13761

 

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Submit your article today!
International Journal of Community Well-Being
Editors-in-Chief
Rhonda Phillips, Purdue University, USA
Seung Jong Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
Description
This journal advances the knowledge and practice of
community well-being as an interdisciplinary broad
conception of human and societal well-being. The focus is
predominately on communities of place and interest within
geographic or societal spaces concerning social, economic,
cultural/social, environmental or political conditions and
impacts on societal and social well-being.
It provides an outlet for excellent scholarship from a
multitude of disciplines - including but not limited to
community development, geography, urban and regional
planning, economic development, public administration,
regional studies, sociology, community learning and
education, psychology and health - concerned with
community well-being that promotes understanding of its
multidimensional aspects.
ISSN: 2424-5295 (print version)
ISSN: 2524-5309 (electronic version)
2 issues/year
Subscription information
▶ springer.com/librarians

 

For more information on the International Journal of
Community Well-Being, please visit
http://www.springer.com/42413

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Housing and Society, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis welcomes manuscripts on topics in housing such as policy, design, social aspects, gerontology, behavioral aspects, energy/environment, equipment, interiors, economics, theory/model development, education, and program development or evaluation. https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rhas20

 

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Routledge Contemporary Perspectives on Urban Growth, Innovation and Change (see the link for information about this book series and submissions)

 

Award Nominations:

 

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Position Announcements:


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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