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Urban Law Day
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Start Date : 14 Mar 14  
End Date : 14 Mar 14
Location: Location: London, UK
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) is hosting the first Urban Law Day in collaboration with UN-Habitat on 14th of March 2014, in London, UK. 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, urbanists and lawyers. The purpose of the Urban Law Day is to facilitate multidisciplinary discussion, the exchange of views, networking and the presentation of new research findings or emerging issues.

The specific purpose of the Urban Law Day 2014 is to launch the cooperation between UN-Habitat and the IALS as well as to define and consolidate, through open discussion, the medium term priorities of a research agenda in urban law.

Invited speakers at the Urban Law Day include:

Edesio Fernandes, Legal Consultant, DPU Associates; Member of the Teaching Faculty of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy;

Lara Kinneir, Urban Governance Hub Coordinator, UN Habitat UNI, and Course Leader, MA Spatial Planning and Urban Design at the CASS Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design;

Timothy Pugh/Mukhtiar Tanda, Partners, Berwin Leighton Paisner BLP

Prof. Dr. Helen Xanthaki, Professor of Law and Legislative Studies, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Marius Pieterse, Professor of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; joint global co-ordinator, International Research Group on Law and Urban Space (IRGLUS)

Hayley Rogers, Parliamentary Counsel and Good Law project lead, Office of the Parliamentary Counsel

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