Kansas City, MO (January 22, 2014) Jered Carr, Ph.D., Victor and Caroline Schutte/Missouri Endowed Professor in Urban Affairs and director of the L.P Cookingham Institute at the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management, has been named one of four new editors of the Urban Affairs Review (UAR) journal. He will also serve as managing editor.
UAR is a peer-reviewed, leading publication for urban researchers, policymakers, planners, and administrators. It publishes international research and empirical analysis on the programs and policies that shape city development. UAR celebrates 50 years of publishing in 2015.
Carr’s co-editors include Peter Burns, Loyola University of New Orleans, Annette Steinacker, Loyola University of Chicago, and Antonio Tavares of University of Minho, Portugal.
“I am proud to represent the UMKC Bloch School in this leadership role which helps gain visibility for the outstanding work and research the Bloch School Department of Public Affairs and Cookingham Institute produce,” Carr said. “We will work hard to ensure that the journal maintains its important role as a leading interdisciplinary journal for empirical scholarship on issues of governance and policy in urban regions throughout the world.”
Part of the Department of Public Affairs, the L.P. Cookingham Institute of Urban Affairs at the Bloch School of Management supports research and teaching directed at improving our understanding of the factors affecting the fiscal and social sustainability of urban regions. The Institute achieves its mission through educational programs, commmunity engagement and ongoing academic research that serves the communities of Kansas City and beyond.