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Day 1: Thursday, July 14th, 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. – 9:00 a.m.   Welcome Remarks and Introduction to the Conference

Location: Allard Hall Room 121


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Virtual Parallel Sessions 

(A) Scale and Mobility in Urban Law (Virtual Panel)

Location:  Allard Hall Room 121


Moderator:  Nestor Davidson

1.  Isolde de VilliersCities, law, and transport: shifting scale to Bloemfontein (virtual from Bloemfontein, South Africa at 6:00 pm South Africa Standard Time)


2.  Prashant NarangProtecting Livelihoods of Urban Street Vendors: A Case Study of Mumbai (virtual from New Delhi - 9:30 pm India Standard Time)

(B) Exclusion and Belonging in the City (Virtual Panel)

Location:  Allard Hall Room 123


Moderator:  Papon Dev


1. Yifat Holzman-GazitPermit Files: Studying the Back Stage of Regularization of Accessory Dwelling Units in Israel  (virtual from Jerusalem, Israel at 7:00 p.m. Israel Standard Time)


2. Ronit Levine-SchnurThe Colonial Subject’s Dilemma: Land Settlement of Title in East Jerusalem and the Conflict Over Sheikh Jarrah (virtual from Jerusalem, Israel at 7 pm Israel time)   


3. Ivan MugabiUrbanisation as a Ugandan Exclusionary Narrative to Disability Empowerment: Case Study of Kampala Capital City of Uganda (virtual from Kampala, Uganda at 7:00 pm East Africa Time)  

Fifteen-Minute Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Virtual Parallel Sessions

(A) Planning and Experimentalism (Virtual Panel)

Location/Link:  Allard Hall Room 121


Moderator:  Ivan Mugabi


1.  Papon DevDhaka Detail Area Plan and Its Legacy: A Never-Ending Uncontrolled Growth (virtual from Berlin at 7:45 pm Central European Summer Time)   


2.  Rui Marques PintoIdealization of More Perfect union in the city of Reutlingen: Immigration Board Between Tokenism Race and Rule of Law (virtual from Reutlingen, Germany at 7:45 pm Central European Summer Time)


3.  Astrid VoorwindenExperimenting in the Smart City: A legal analysis of Urban Living Labs (virtual from The Netherlands at 7:45 pm Central European Summer Time)

(B) Systems, Patterns, and Structures in Urban Law (Hybrid Panel)

Location/Link:  Allard Hall Room 123


Moderator:  Geeta Tewari


1. Adam Feibelman – Municipal Debt and Debt Restructuring: India and the U.S. 

2. Dr. Alessio SardoFree Market or Housing Shortage? Berlin Rent Cap and its Dilemma (virtual from Genoa, Italy at 7:45 pm Central European Summer Time)   


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Author Meets Reader

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  

Location: Allard Hall Room 121



Marc Roark in dialogue with Nestor Davidson on 

Squatting and the State: Resilient Property in an Age of Crisis

(with Lorna Fox O’Mahony) 

Field Outing

1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Following the Lunch and Author Meets Reader session, we will walk from the Law School (approximately 20 minutes) to the Musqueam residential and commercial development known as leləm̓ for a tour and discussion of the project, some of which has been completed and is occupied, with other phases in the planning and development stages. From leləm̓ will we take taxis to the Squamish Nation Reserve No. 6 Kitsilano, an ancient village site and location for the future Sen̓áḵw development on the shores of False Creek, for a walking tour and discussion of how the land came to be Reserve and what it means for there to be Reserve land in the middle of the City of Vancouver. Following this, we will walk to Granville Island (about 20 minutes) for dinner. The field excursion is free.


7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location: Tap & Barrel Bridges Restaurant

* Dinner will be at each participant's expense

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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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