UAR Best Paper Award at APSA 2019

Urban Affairs Review is sponsoring a $250 award for the Best Paper in Urban or Regional Politics presented at the 2019 American Political Science Association conference. We encourage chairs of all Urban and Local Politics Section panels to nominate papers. We also welcome self-nominations. Papers presented on any panel associated with the conference are eligible for this award.

All nominations and papers must be received by October 18th.

The award will be made by a three person panel: one editor of Urban Affairs Review, one member of the UAR editorial board, and one member of the executive council of the Urban and Local Politics Section. The committee will evaluate the version of the paper at the time of the APSA conference.

The award will be announced in September 2020 at the APSA conference in San Francisco. The recipient will be invited to submit the paper to the Urban Affairs Review for fast-track review and publication.

This is an annual award. Awards may not be made every year, depending on the number and quality of submissions.

Please send your nominations to Elizabeth Motyka at

Questions can be directed to Yue Zhang at

All nominations and papers must be received by October 18th.

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