Urban Law Day - London 2019


The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and UN-Habitat have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote innovative research activities in the niche area of urban law.

The main pillars of this research partnership include:

a) the organisation of an Urban Law Day every year;
b) the generation of knowledge in urban law through PhD studentships;
c) the provision of technical assistance and capacity building through studies, seminars, workshops; and
d) joint publications and networking.

Urban Law Day 2018

Urbanization is one of the most significant trends of the 21st Century with the global urban population growing from 732 million in 1950 to 4 billion in 2017. This number is expected to nearly double by 2050. The rapid growth of urban areas has increased economic productivity and provided greater opportunities and better quality of life for many.


The role of urban law in the New Urban Agenda - Thomas Coggin

This lecture will introduce listeners to the role of law (including legislation, rights, and jurisprudence) in influencing our lives in cities, focusing primarily on its benefits, but also how it can marginalize people.



AUDIO: Thomas Coggin - The role of urban law in the New Urban Agenda