Wednesday, December 16, 2015

3rd Urban Law Conference (Call for Papers - 29 JUN 2016)


Call for Conference Participants
29 June 2016, Hong Kong

The Fordham Urban Law Center, in conjunction with the University of Hong Kong (HKU), is pleased to announce a call for participation in the 3rd Annual International and Comparative Urban Law Conference, to be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. The all-day Conference will be held at HKU in Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

TOPICS: The Conference will provide a dynamic forum for legal and other scholars to engage and generate diverse international, comparative, and interdisciplinary perspectives in the burgeoning field of urban law. The Conference will explore overlapping themes, tensions, and opportunities for deeper scholarly investigation and practice with a comparative perspective. 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
  • Urban public health
  • Migration and citizenship
  • Urban equity and inclusion
  • Sustainability
The goal of the Conference is to facilitate an in-depth engagement across sub-specialties within the legal academy to help deepen our understanding of urban law in the twenty-first century.

PROPOSAL PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Potential participants in Conference panels should submit a proposal (maximum 500 words) to Nisha Mistry, Director, Fordham Urban Law Center, at 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. Please indicate the extent of your funding needs. Due to limited funds, the Center can only award a few partial travel grants for this Conference. Deadline for proposal submissions: January 18, 2016.

PUBLICATION: In 2016, the Urban Law Center will publish two volumes of a multi-year book series compiling cross-cutting global perspectives on law and urbanism, with a core focus on comparative enquiry. This Conference will serve as the basis for the next volume in this series, which will be published by Ashgate (as part of Juris Diversitas), following customary review and selection processes. 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 for more details about the Center.

ABOUT HKU: The University of Hong Kong is the oldest institution of higher education in the city. As Hong Kong settles into the "one country, two systems" model, the Centre for Chinese Law in HKU is in a prime position to develop an international approach to legal issues facing the governance of a metropolitan center.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please visit for more details about HKU.

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