APSA Urban & Local Politics Section

Urban Affairs Review is affiliated with the Urban & Local Politics Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA).

Best Paper Award

Urban Affairs Review sponsors a $250 award for the Best Paper in Urban or Regional Politics presented at the annual APSA 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.

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

For a list of past award recipients, please visit the Urban and Local Politics section website.

Mirya Holman was awarded the Best Paper in Urban or Local Politics Award from the 2019 conference for her paper, “Weak Boards, Strong Boards: Local Appointed Boards and the Diluting of Democracy.”
Managing Editor Jered B. Carr presenting the Best Paper Award at the 2019 APSA Conference.