Wednesday, October 25, 2017
On November 5, 1917, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Louisville’s race-based zoning ordinance in a landmark case, Buchanan v. Warley. The centennial of this famous case will be marked on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law with a national symposium on Racial Justice in Zoning: 100 Years after Buchanan. The symposium will explore current racial injustices in land use, housing, and environmental conditions, as well as the history of race and zoning in the U.S. and Louisville. It will feature presentations on eight nationally renowned scholars, as well as a presentation on redlining in Louisville.
The symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, November 10, and will be held in Room 275 of Wyatt Hall, which is the Brandeis School of Law on the University of Louisville’s Belknap campus, 2301 S. Third Street. The symposium is free and open to the public, and includes a free light continental breakfast at approximately 8:30 a.m., and a free lunch at approximately 1:00 p.m., both on a first-come, first-serve basis until food runs out. Please do not confirm your attendance; just come. If you have questions, please contact Tracie Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-852-1230. Individuals requiring accommodations should also contact her as soon as possible.
All attendees will be responsible for finding and paying for their own parking. Visitor parking passes are available for purchase through the U of L Parking website. On this page, you are able to pay for and print your visitor permit that you will place on the dash board of your car while you are parked on campus. You are also able to view maps and directions to campus. To obtain your visitor pass, click on “Printable Visitor Permits”, under “Permits” click on “Get permits” and under “Customer Authentication, click on “create a guest account”. From here, you will create an account, and be able to select the $5 per day printable visitor permit. You are able to park in the Green Lot on 3rd Street across from the Reynolds Lofts. The UofL Parking website also contains information about other visitor parking options, such as the lot at 4th and Cardinal or the Floyd Street Garage, which charge based on the length of time you park. Also, the Speed Museum (not the University) operates a parking garage next to the Speed Museum on Third Street, which charges by the hour.
The symposium is sponsored by the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, with support from the Caudill-Little Speakers Fund, and co-sponsored by the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research at the University of Louisville.
The details of the symposium schedule and speaker information are provided below:
Buchanan v. Warley Symposium Agenda
Racial Justice in Zoning: 100 Years after Buchanan
Friday, November 10, 2017
8:30 a.m.: Light continental breakfast
8:40 a.m.: Dean's Welcome: Lars Smith, Interim Dean
8:50 a.m.: Organizers' Welcome: Tony Arnold, Symposium Chair
Session I: The History of Race, Zoning, and Buchanan Case
9:00 a.m.: Cate Fosl, The Buchanan Case and the Long Movement for Civil Rights in Louisville
9:20 a.m.: Laura Rothstein, What Would Louis Do? The “Brandeis Brief” on Zoning and Its Present Impact on Racial Segregation
9:40 a.m.: Michael Wolf, Caudill-Little Distinguished Presenter, There’s Something Happening Here: Affordable Housing as a Nonstarter in the U.S. Supreme Court
10:20 a.m.: Q&A for Session I
10:30 a.m.: Break
Session II: Contemporary Perspectives on the Persistence of Racial Inequality in Land Use
10:40 a.m.: Cedric Merlin Powell, Race Displaced: Buchanan v. Warley and the Neutral Rhetoric of Due Process
11:00 a.m.: Michael Lens, Caudill-Little Distinguished Presenter, Why Segregation Matters: The Inequality of Opportunity
11:40 a.m.: Audrey McFarlane, Caudill-Little Distinguished Presenter, The Properties of Integration: Managing Discrimination Through Mixed Income Housing
12:20 p.m.: Tony Arnold, From Zoning Injustice to Environmental Injustice to Resilience Injustice
12:40 p.m.: Q&A for Session II
12:50 p.m.: Break
Session III: Luncheon Keynote
1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:10 p.m.: Keynote by Sheryll Cashin, Caudill-Little Distinguished, Integration as a Means of Restoring Democracy and Opportunity
1:50 p.m.: Q&A for Keynote
Session IV: Bringing It Home
2:00 p.m.: Jeana Dunlap, Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class and Real Estate
2:15 p.m.: Final Remarks by Organizers and Conclusion
2:30 p.m.: Symposium Ends; Book-Signing by Sheryll Cashin
Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold, J.D. is the Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use at the University of Louisville, where he teaches in the Brandeis School of Law and the Department of Urban and Public Affairs and directs the interdisciplinary Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility.
Sheryll Cashin*, M.A., J.D., is Professor of Law at Georgetown University, and an active member of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council.
Jeana E. Dunlap, M.P.A., M.S., is the Director of Redevelopment Strategies, Louisville Forward.
Catherine Fosl, Ph.D., is Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Louisville, where she also teaches in the History Department and directs the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research.
Michael Lens*, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, where he is the Associate Faculty Director of the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies.
Audrey McFarlane*, J.D., is the Dean Julius Isaacson Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore.
Cedric Merlin Powell, J.D., is Professor of Law at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, where he is the Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Laura Rothstein, J.D., is a Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Law at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.
Michael Allan Wolf*, J.D., Ph.D., is the Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law and Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
* denotes Caudill-Little Distinguished Presenter