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Institute: Institute of Advanced Legal StudiesType: Conference / SymposiumVenue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

The annual Urban Law Day is jointly organised by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

The Urban Law Day is a specialised forum aiming to bring together a multidisciplinary circle of academics and practitioners interested in urban legislation, including planners, architects, policy makers, economists, urbanises, and lawyers. The purpose of the Urban Law Day is to facilitate discussion, the exchange of views, networking, and the presentation of new research findings or emerging issues. The third Urban Law Day will take place on 15 July 2016 at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London), and will address challenges in developing countries related to good urban legislation and practical solutions for improving them.

AgendaSESSION ONE: Legislation and the urban development agenda

  • The Sustainable Development Goals and the rule of law as a development framework, Dr Julinda Beqiraj, Associate Senior Research Fellow, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law;
  • Good legislation and good governance, Dr. Constantin Stefanou, Director of Taught Programmes and Director of the Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies, IALS, University of London;
  • Urban Rules and Legislation in the New Urban Agenda, Robert Lewis-Lettington/Anne Klen, UN–Habitat.

SESSION TWO: Practical tools for improving the quality of urban legislation in resource poor settings

  • Defining quality of legislation and effective urban legislation, Dr. Maria Mousmouti, Lecturer in Law, IALS, University of London;
  • Establishing a new legal framework for the planned delivery of development: an initial case study of the Ghanaian system – Stuart Andrews, Partner, National Head of Planning and Infrastructure Consenting, Eversheds International;
  • The Legal Assessment Framework tool & its application: a case study from Egypt – Anne Klen, UN Habitat & Mohamed Nada, UN-Habitat Cairo office;
  • A case study on the effectiveness of urban legislation in Nigeria, Elohor Onoge.

For further information, please click here for the Concept Note: Urban Law Day 2016REGISTRATION: This event is FREE but advance booking is requested. Please click here to book via the IALS Eventbrite page