YSI@UAA Washington D.C. 2020

The Urban Affairs Association is dedicated to creating interdisciplinary spaces for engaging in intellectual and practical discussions about urban life. Through theoretical, empirical, and action-oriented research, the UAA fosters diverse activities to understand and shape a more just and equitable urban world. The UAA 50th Annual conference will provide opportunities to assess urban affairs as a field, and to develop ideas for enhancing its long-term prospects and impacts.

In this breakfast roundtable, we aim to bring together young scholars (graduate students and recently finished Ph.D.) to present their current research and to reflect on the Future of Urban Research. We strongly encourage those researching local fiscal health, austerity, and impacts of macroeconomic cycles on local levels and on real estate markets to join us. Each young scholars will have a few minutes to present themselves and delineate their research, followed by comments of mentors and other participants.

ORGANIZATION: Provided that this is a joint project between the UREWG and the KEWG, we will bring together 3 key members: Prof. Renan Almeida and Aarti Reddy acting as coordinator and organizer, respectively, on behalf of the UREWG and Prof. Rafael Ribeiro, one of the coordinator of the KEWG. In addition, Prof. Mildred Warner (Cornell University) will act as a mentor.

HOW TO APPLY: Young scholars interested in joining it must send us an e-mail (urban@youngscholarsinitiative) with their affiliation and a brief description of their research. Partial travel stipends may be provided to a limited number of selected young scholars. We will prioritize those located in the North America. (Registration fees are not included).

Deadline: January, 27th.

Conference: April 2-4, 2020 | Washington, DC USA | Renaissance Hotel

YSI Speakers:
Mildred Warner (full Professor/Cornell University)
Renan Almeida (Assistant Professor/UFSJ – YSI Urban and Regional Economics Working Group)
Rafael Ribeiro (Assistant Professor/UFMG – YSI Keynesian Economics Working Group)
Aarti Reddy (Ph.D. Candidate/American University – YSI Urban and Regional Economics Working Group)