The Cyberhood is sponsored by the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) and the Center for Urban Studies at the University at Buffalo. The Urban Affairs Association is the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service providers. Founded in 1969 by a group of North American university urban program directors, the Urban Affairs Association today has institutional, individual, and student members in colleges and universities, in the private and nonprofit sectors, and at all levels of government. The UAA encourages the dissemination of information and research findings about urbanism and urbanization and provides leadership in fostering urban affairs as a professional and scholarly discipline. The UAA attracts several hundred members to its annual conference and publishes the Journal of Urban Affairs and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity & the City. The UAA acts as a clearinghouse for urban affairs programs and advises them on their organization and program development.