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Day 2: Friday, July 15th, 2022

8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.   Coffee and Light Breakfast 

Location: Allard Hall, Hong Kong Lounge (Main Floor)  

8:45 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.  Parallel Sessions

(A) Oppression at the Intersection: State Takeover Legislation and the Hostile Takeover of an Urbanizing School District

Location:  Allard Hall Room 121 


Moderators:  Laura Garza-Stallcup & Steven Nelson


Part I


1.   Aaron SaigerIdentifying the Constituencies of Local School Government


2.  Aaron Nichole CassidyTakeover as the Third Way: Antecedents & Consequences of State Takeover

Ten-Minute Break

IPart II


3.  Laura Garza-Stallcup, Steven Nelson & Joycelyn WesleySubvert and Supplant: The Political Fallout of State Takeover Legislation, Policies, and Practices 

4.  Dr. Timberly BakerThe Impact of State Takeover and Receivership: Implications for the School-to-Prison Pipeline

(B)  Right to the City and Rights in the City (Virtual)

Location:  Allard Hall Room 123   


Moderators:  Chiara Feliziani & Alessio Bartolacelli

(Virtual from Rome, Italy at 5:45 pm Central European Summer Time)


Part I


1.  Laura VagniRight to access urban space and private property rights: comparative remarks on the effectiveness of the right to the city


2.  Pamela Lattanzi & Dr. Serena Mariani - Cities, food, and sustainability: legal tools for building sustainable urban food systems


3. Dr. Elena CodoniBenefit companies - a tool for more sustainable cities?


                                   Ten-Minute Break

Part II


1.  Ninfa ContigianiUrban spatiality and public assistance: from the removal of marginalization to the internal concentration of poor workers


2.  Dr. Alessandra Lucaioli & Dr. Simona TiribelliSpatial Justice: An Ethical Model for the Design of the Urban AI

Fifteen-Minute Break

11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Parallel Sessions

(A) Tenants and Tenant Power

Location:  Allard Hall Room 121


Moderator:  Douglas Harris


1.  Greg Baltz Building Tenant Power: Labor Law's Lessons for a Tenant Organizing Legal Framework


2. Nadav Shoked US Courts’ Idea of the Tenant

(B) Growth and Inclusion (Virtual)

Location:  Allard Hall Room 123   


Moderator:  Guanchi Zhang


1. Ted DeBarbieri - Purchasing Population Growth (virtual from Albany, USA at 2:40 pm Eastern Daylight Time)

Lunch, Welcome from Dean Pindell

- and -

Meeting of the Association of Urban Law Scholars (AULS)


12:40 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Location: Allard Hall Room 123


1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Parallel Sessions

(A) Copyright and Narrative in Urban Space (Hybrid)

Location:  Allard Hall Room 121 


Moderator:  Kathleen Morris        


1.  Dr. Graham ReynoldsCopyright and the City  


2.  Geeta TewariDefining Narrative Law (virtual from New York, USA- 4:45 pm Eastern Daylight Time)



(B) Traffic and Sidewalks

Location:  Allard Hall Room 123


Moderator:  Aaron Saiger


1. Aviv Gaon & Guy SeidmanFarewell, Traffic Law


2. Michael PollackSidewalk Government

Fifteen-Minute Break

(Coffee in Hong Kong Lounge, Main Floor)

3:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Parallel Sessions 

(A) Sustainability and the Urban Commons  

Location:  Allard Hall Room 121 


Moderator:  Evaldas Klimas  


1.  Alexandra FlynnLocal Governance and the Urban Commons

2. Hoi KongSustainable Urban Design: The Case of Montreal



B) Public Health and Urban Law

Location: Allard Hall Room 123 


Moderator:  Steven Nelson


1. Paul DillerFocusing a Public Accommodations Lens on Vaccine Passports    


2. Philipp Renninger Urban COVID-19 Management in Chinese Cities    

Fifteen-Minute Break

4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Public Finance and Urban Incentives 

Location:  Allard Hall Room 121


Moderator:  Nestor Davidson     


1. Sarah FoxThe Price of Land and the Cost of Land Use    


2. Matthew RossmanWhich Public Incentives are Performing Best at Improving Economic Conditions in Distressed Urban Areas?


3.  Robert SrokaMega-projects and mega-events: evaluating Vancouver 2010 stadium and convention 

Conference Dinner

6:30 p.m.

Location: Allard Hall Terrace Lounge

4th Floor, Room 402

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8th Annual

International and Comparative Urban Law Conference

Thursday, July 14 - Saturday, July 16, 2022

Peter A. Allard School of Law - University of British Columbia

Allard Hall, 1822 E Mall 

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1


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