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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
ACSP Initiative Series -- Learn More About the National Conference Committee »
As part of our weekly series highlighting ACSP committees and task forces, today we are showcasing the National Conference...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Call for Applications: 2019 ACSP Junior Faculty Workshop for Faculty of Color - Deadline 4/1/19 »
The ACSP Committee on Diversity, in collaboration with the ACSP People of Co lor Interest Group, is pleased to announce th...
Monday, March 11, 2019
ACSP Welcomes Awais Azhar as the New Student Governing Board Representative »
ACSP welcomes Awais Azhar as our new Student Governing Board Representative! Awais is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Comm...
Friday, March 8, 2019
ACSP Initiatives Series – Learn about the Nominating & Election Committee »
As part of our weekly series highlighting ACSP committees and task forces, today we put the spotlight on the Nominating &a...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
ACSP Initiatives Series – Learn about the Institutional Data Task Force »
The 2018 Call for Volunteers once again saw a terrific response of more than 50 individuals willing to give generously of...

ACSP Annual Conference News
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Students! More than 12K in Travel Scholarships Available for #ACSP2019 »
Each year, ACSP is committed to making the Annual Conference accessible to those who might not otherwise be able to attend...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
#ACSP2019 Track Chair Appreciation »
We would like to welcome new track chairs to the conference committee this year. Our sincere appreciation to all track cha...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Choosing the Right Track for #ACSP2019 »
The 59th ACSP Annual Conference will be organized around 16 tracks. Analytical Methods, Technology & Societ...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Submitting an Abstract for #ACSP2019? Here's What You Need to Know ... »
We strongly suggest you attempt to access the ACSP system today! If you experience some trouble we’re here to help. Based...
Friday, February 15, 2019
Have you Considered Submitting a Poster for #ACSP2019? »
Posters are a highly effective way to present one’s research. ACSP enthusiastically encourages faculty, researchers, and s...

University Member News
Monday, March 4, 2019
Tufts University: 1st International Conference on Urban Experience & Design (Ux+Design/2019) »
The Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University will be hosting the 1st International Co...
Monday, February 25, 2019
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Urban Computing Program, Funding Available »
The certificate in Urban Computing certificate trains students in the latest methods in analyzing massive datasets to stud...
Friday, February 15, 2019
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Call for Papers: Focus 16, 2019 »
FOCUS is an award-winning journal published every year since 2004 by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s City & Regional Planni...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Look Out for FOCUS 15, The New Issue of Cal Poly's CRP Department's Journal »
FOCUS is an online, open access journal published annually by the Department of City & Regional Planning at Cal Poly,...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
University of Illinois at Chicago: 2018 in Review - Urban Planning & Policy »
Dear ACSP colleagues, We are happy to share with you this overview of departmental activities, news and accomplishments...

Affiliated Organizations
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
American Planning Association Announces Joel Albizo as New CEO »
CHICAGO (February 20, 2019) – The Board of Directors of the American Planning Association (APA), a nonprofit educational o...

Association Contributors
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
APA Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Building Resilient Communities »
WASHINTON, D.C. (March 13, 2019) – APA Legislative and Policy Committee member, Jennifer Raitt, testified before the U.S....
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
New Planetizen Course: Form-Based Codes - Using Building Types »
Planetizen Courses has released a new video course, Form-Based Codes: Using Building Types. In this course, students w...
Friday, March 8, 2019
APA-PLD Student Writing Competition »
The Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association announces its 36th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Stud...
Friday, February 22, 2019
Indicators Provide Early-Stage Entrepreneurship Data »
A new approach tracks entrepreneurial activity across two decades, geographies, and demographic groups, focused on the cru...

Calls for Papers
Thursday, March 14, 2019
CFP UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2019 »
The UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference, with the theme Make Planning Great Again: Legitimacy and Justice in a Post-Tr...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Call for Papers: Planning Theory, Financialization, and the City (#ACSP2019) »
Call for Papers: Planning Theory, Financialization, and the City Pre-organized Session, ACSP 2019 There is increa...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Paper Panel Proposal for #ACSP2019: Diversity & Inclusion in the City & the Academy »
Diversity and Inclusion in the City and the Academy Panel Proposal for the ACSP 2019 Conference Organizers: Niraj Ver...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Planning Call for Abstracts »
Projections: The MIT Journal of Planning Volume 15 | MIT Press Practices of Health in Unruly Environments Call...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Call for Papers: New State-Society Pacts for Transformative Urban Climate Futures »
Call for Papers: New State-Society Pacts for Transformative Urban Climate Futures Pre-organized Paper Session,...

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Monday, February 25, 2019
Universities Supporting the Implementation of SDG11 and NUA – Habitat UNI »
UN-Habitat wil describe the work of 37 universities contributing to implementation of the New Urban Agenda and SDG11 in it...


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