The Urban Communication Foundation promotes research that enhances our understanding of communication patterns in the urban environment and encourages collaboration between communication scholars, urban planners and policy makers. We support diverse research strategies, recognize noteworthy scholarship in this area and invite participation from all scholars and practitioners studying the various forms of urban communication.
On August 9th, 2013, at the annual Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication conference in Washington DC, the Urban Communication Foundation presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to the chairman of the CitiStates Group Neil R. Peirce.
The James W. Carey Urban Communication Grant Committee is delighted to give this grant to Leyla Nasibova for her proposal “Collaborative Design & Action Framework for Social & Urban Transformation in Cape Town.” The project proposes the use of communication in connecting citizens across economic and racial divides in Cape Town.
The following are remarks given last August at the UCF sponsored symposium by Dr. Charles C. Self, held at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference held in Chicago. Urban Communication Foundation AEJMC Presentation – Charles C. Self (PDF)
The 2012 Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award has been given to Sharon Zukin for her book Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Public Spaces
The Urban Communication Foundation honors Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune, Blair Kamin, the 2012 winner of UCF’s Gene Burd Urban Journalism Award, at the annual Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in Chicago.