Saturday, January 21, 2017
4th Annual International & Comparative Urban Law Conference
Law and the New Urban Agenda
Cape Town, South Africa - July 17th & 18th, 2017
Call for Conference Participants
The Fordham Urban Law Center, in partnership with the University of Cape Town (UCT) and UN Habitat, is pleased to announce a call for participation in the 4th Annual International and Comparative Urban Law Conference. The Conference will be held on Monday July 17th and Tuesday July 18th, 2017 at UCT in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Conference will provide a dynamic forum for legal and other scholars to engage diverse international, comparative, and interdisciplinary perspectives in urban law. The Conference is open to urban law topics across a broad spectrum, such as:
- Structure and workings of local authority and autonomy
- Urban and metropolitan governance and finance
- Economic and community development
- Housing and the built environment
- Unique challenges facing cities in developing nations and the Global South
- Urban public health
- Migration and citizenship
- Urban equity and inclusion
- Sustainability and resilience
While the Conference will foster a broad scholarly dialogue about cities and legal systems in comparative and international perspective, we specifically invite submissions focusing on the role of law in the New Urban Agenda adopted this past October by the United Nations at the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador. In particular, the Conference seeks to investigate legal tools to advance the New Urban Agenda in a manner that is democratic, sustainable and equitable.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Please submit a proposal (maximum 500 words) to Gilberto Vargas, Associate Director, Fordham Urban Law Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "[name of proposed paper]" in the subject line of your email. If you have a draft paper, please include it with your proposal. Participants do not need to have prepared a formal paper in order to join the program. The Center is also pleased to be able to award partial travel grants for this Conference, although funds are limited. Please indicate the extent of your funding needs. Deadline for proposal submissions: March 6, 2017.
PUBLICATION: The Urban Law Center has developed a book series compiling cross-cutting global perspectives on law and urbanism, with a core focus on comparative enquiry. If you are interested in potential publication, please indicate this interest at the time of your proposal submission.
ABOUT THE URBAN LAW CENTER: The Urban Law Center at Fordham Law School in New York City is committed to investigating the role of the law and legal systems in contemporary urbanism through scholarship, pedagogy, programming, and applied research partnerships. Please visit http://urbanlaw.org for more details about the Center.
ABOUT UCT: Founded in 1829, The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa. UCT aspires to be the premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the rest of Africa and the world. Please visit https://www.uct.ac.za/ for more details about UCT.