Founded in 2012, the Urban Law Center at Fordham Law School seeks to investigate and improve the role of the law and legal systems in contemporary urbanism. It promotes an interdisciplinary understanding of the legal, governance, and regulatory aspects of urban environments by advancing collaborative research and scholarship, organizing local and global convenings, and supporting knowledge sharing, career pathways and pedagogy in the world of urban law. In particular, the Center’s efforts focus on forces that shape urban inequality and urban innovation, targeting the most pressing issues facing our nation’s cities and their metropolitan regions.
The Urban Law Center at Fordham Law School and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) are pleased to celebrate the success of the Ninth International and Comparative Urban Law Conference (ICULC), held on the GIMPA campus in Accra.
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Fordham Urban Law Anniversary Reception
We celebrated the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Fordham Urban Law Center and the fiftieth anniversary of our partners at the Fordham Urban Law Journal.
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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.