The Urban Affairs Association is a 40-year-old international professional organization for scholars in the urban studies field. The association has more than 600 members located in 15 countries around the world. The UAA holds an annual conference on urban issues and publishes the Journal of Urban Affairs.
The organization has moved its headquarters from the University of Delaware to the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. The move was made, in part, because of the reputation of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee’s reputation in the urban studies field. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in urban studies.