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The Urban Law Center at Fordham Law School is pleased to announce a Call for Participation in the Tenth International and Comparative Urban Law Conference (ICULC), to be held on Fordham's campus in London, United Kingdom on July 19th and 20th, 2024.

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Pathways to Practice: Careers in Housing 

Pathways to Practice is a Fordham Law School series for students interested in public interest and public service careers.

Every fall, the Urban Law Center organizes a Pathways to Practice event, where a panel of Fordham Law Alumni who share their insights and advice from working in a variety of housing-related practice areas, including tenant rights/advocacy, affordable housing, and development.

To view the discussion, please click here.

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The Urban Law Center's Latest Publication

The New Urban Agenda (NUA), adopted in 2016 at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador, represents a globally shared understanding of the vital link between urbanization and a sustainable future. At the heart of this new vision stand a myriad of legal challenges – and opportunities – that must be confronted for the world to make good on the NUA’s promise. In response, this book, which complements and expands on the editors’ previous volumes on urban law in this series, offers a constructive and critical evaluation of the legal dimensions of the NUA. As the volume’s authors make clear, from natural disasters and resulting urban migration in Honshu and Tacloban, to innovative collaborative governance in Barcelona and Turin, to accessibility of public space for informal workers in New Delhi and Accra, and power scales among Brazil’s metropolitan regions, there is a deep urgency for thoughtful research to understand how law can be harnessed to advance the NUA’s global mission of sustainable urbanism.

Law and the New Urban Agenda thus creates a provocative academic dialogue about the legal effects of the NUA, which will be of interest to academics and researchers with an interest in urban studies.

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