This event is by invitation only. To request an invitation, please contact Professor Rebecca Bratspies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CUNY Law School Center for Urban Environmental Reform is delighted to announce the first annual Scholars Workshop on Regulating the Urban Environment. The Workshop will be held at CUNY School of Law's brand-new, LEED Gold facility in Long Island City. The event will be a day-long dialogue on the special problems associated with regulating the urban environment. It will bring together scholars, activists and regulators for a comprehensive and inclusive examination of the very challenging legal and regulatory questions implicated by environmental justice.
Our morning discussions will focus on the social construction of the urban environment, and on the unique regulatory challenges posed by a multi-cultural, densely populated urban environment. The afternoon session will be dedicated to issues of environmental democracy and participatory decision making. Through all three sessions, we will be grappling with how regulatory structures contribute to the unequal distribution of environmental bads like pollution, traffic and noise, as well as to the unequal availability of environmental amenities like parks and green spaces. The format for each session will be a brief lecture, followed by a group discussion.
As the premier public interest law school in the country, CUNY Law is dedicated to training lawyers to serve the underprivileged and disempowered, and to use law to make a difference in their communities. The brand-new CUNY Center for Urban Environmental Reform aims to generate ongoing discourse on urban environmental justice and to revitalize participatory environmental decision-making in order to help community members, students and policymakers communicate in ways that will lead to better, more sustainable decision-making.
June 26, 2012
CUNY School of Law
2 Court Square
Long Island City, NY