What is UNIVerse?

The ACSP UNIVerse engages our academic community on issues of urban and regional planning education and research. UNIVerse is open to all who are interested and is intended for sharing items for discussion.

UNIVerse serves as a place for advancing dialogue, sharing opportunities, inviting feedback, seeking collaborators, and promoting successes that relate to the range of issues and challenges facing urban and regional planning education and research. ACSP seeks dialogue that engages diverse viewpoints, invites participation from all, and values productive debate that helps us to think critically about our work and our impact. We seek your ongoing engagement to ensure that UNIVerse remains vital and relevant.

Since UNIVerse is focused on Discussion, we encourage you to share News items, such as calls for papers or conference notifications, via the ACSP News. Job notifications can be shared via the Career Center.

How do I use UNIVerse?

You do not have to be an individual member of ACSP to engage on UNIVerse, or a faculty member in a school with institutional ACSP membership, although it is necessary to set up a free account and login to connect via the ACSP website. UNIVerse can be viewed on the ACSP website by anyone, though it is necessary to login in order to post.

Not a member? Click here to learn more about membership options for institutions and individuals. Friends and colleagues can participate with ACSP with a Guest Account. There is no fee but there is limited access to the full benefits of the ACSP website.

Click here to view step-by-step instructions for accessing and using the Forum.

UNIVerse utilizes a set of basic Netiquette Guidelines to promote a welcoming and productive opportunity for all to engage.  UNIVerse offers a “Report” function to flag posts that users identify as inconsistent with the Netiquette Guidelines.  The ACSP Special Committee on Communications will review all reported posts and determine next steps.

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  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
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