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Day 3: Saturday, July 16th, 2022

8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  Continental Breakfast

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

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Parallel Sessions

(A)  Reconsidering Cities, Landscape, and Identity (Virtual Panel)

 Location:  Allard Hall Room 121     


 Moderator:  Papon Dev     


1. Kizito KabengeleThe “africanacity” of urban laws in South Africa through the lens of Section 26 of the Constitution (virtual from Pretoria, South Africa at 5:45 pm South Africa Standard Time) 


2. Nikhil Ravindra & Chetana RRuminating Cities through Landscape Architecture (virtual from Bengaluru, India - 9:15 pm India Standard Time)  

(B)  Conflicts and Context in Urban Law (Virtual Panel)

Location:  Allard Hall Room 123 


Moderator: Sarah Fox   


1. Tarun Arora The Impact of New and Renewable Sources of Energy (NRSE) - Policy of Punjab in Urban Areas (virtual from Punjab, India - 9:15 pm India Standard Time)


2.  Elena De Nictolis & Christian Iaione - The urban law of innovation: a challenge to the private - public law divide? Cities as legal experimental grounds to tackle health, climate and technological disruptions. (virtual - Elena De Nictolis from Washington, DC 11:45 a.m. EDT Time; Christian from Rome at 5:45 pm Central European Summer Time)  

Fifteen-Minute Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Session  | Urban Revitalization and Public Space (Hybrid Panel)

Location: Allard Hall Room 121


Moderator: Hoi Kong


 1.  Vivian Dombrowski Legal obstacles in urban-center revitalization: the case of Curitiba/Brasil (virtual from Brasilia, Brazil at 2:00 p.m. Brazilian Time)  


2.  Giacomo Pailli & Valentina Pagnanelli – Urban Public Space, Marginal Communities and the Risks of Data Collection: A Tale from Italian Cities (virtual from Florence at 7:00 pm Central European Summer Time)  

Fifteen-Minute Break 

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Session  | Condominiums and Rental Housing (Hybrid Panel)

Location:  Allard Hall Room 121


Moderator:  Alexandra Flynn  


1.  Douglas HarrisCondominium Bylaw No. 5 – No Kids: Private Democratic Residential Government and the City


2.  Nathanael Lauster & Jens von BergmannThe City as Land Cartel: A Brief History of Zoning Power in Vancouver  


3. Peter WaldkirchProperty as Propriety and Opposition to Rental Housing in Vancouver


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Roundtable on Teaching Urban Law


12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Location: Allard Hall Terrace Lounge

4th Floor, Room 402

1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 

Session | Planning, Design and Judging (Hybrid Panel)

Location:  Allard Hall Room 121


Moderator:  Douglas Harris           

1.  Shewit K. Gebreslassie – Crime Prevention through Environmental Design for Sustainable Urban Environments: The Case of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  (virtual from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at 11:45pm East Africa Time)

2.  Evaldas Klimas – Sustainable development and urban planning regulations for climate change management measures, Lithuanian case


3.   Stepan Wood – A Tale of Two (Tent) Cities—And One Judge: How (Not) to Weigh Evidence in Homeless Encampment Injunction Cases (Virtual from Vancouver)

4.  Jason Leslie - Mortgage Securitization in Canada: Public Risks, Private Benefits (Tentative - Presentation Format is TBD)


Fifteen-Minute Break

Coffee in Hong Kong Lounge (Main Floor)

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Session | Urban Law in Systemic Perspective

Location:  Allard Hall Room 121 


Moderator:  Nestor Davidson


1.  Kathleen MorrisAmerican Democracy, Law, and Government as a Single Complex System  


2.  Daniel RosenbaumForced Interlocalism


3. Guanchi ZhangDo We Need Megacities as a Constitutional Concept? Lessons from East Asia

5:30 p.m.  Closing 

Location: Allard Hall Room 121


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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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