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 Bulletin is a bi-weekly e-newsletter highlighting significant news and legal developments in the field of urban law.
This week's Urban Law Bulletin highlights legal updates on issues including justice, mobility, and preemption. Urban Mobility #mobility Mapping the Growing Gap Between Job Seekers and Employment In some cities, such as San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago, ample jobs exist, but there is a dearth of workers within a reasonable distance to those jobs. In other cities, such as Atlanta, Miami, and Detroit, there are plenty of job-seekers, but a lack of jobs within a reasonable dist
This week's Urban Law Bulletin highlights legal updates on issues including justice, housing, and sustainability. Law and Justice #justice #housing Where Luxury Meets Accessibility Despite decades old civil rights laws, developing accessible spaces for people with disabilities continues to be an uphill battle. Disability advocates are now calling on City officials to do more. In 2014, the United States Attorney’s office filed federal lawsuits against prominent New York City d
This week's Urban Law Bulletin highlights legal updates on issues including climate change, privacy, mobility and equality. City Administration and Urban Governance #administration L.A. Street Sellers Outlawed No More In November 2018, the Los Angeles City Council voted to legalize street vending. Prior to legalization, street vendors faced the risk not only of fines, but also of deportation as “selling on the city’s sidewalks is often the first profession for newly arrived i