CFP & Conf.: Int’l & Comp. Urban Law – Berlin, Germany


The Urban Law Center at Fordham Law School and the TU Berlin campus El Gouna announce a call for proposals for the 7th Annual International and Comparative Urban Law Conference on July 27-28, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 7, 2020.

Since 2014, this annual Conference has welcomed leading urban legal scholars from around the globe to present their research and works in progress. Now in its seventh year, the Conference builds on this tradition, again providing a dynamic forum to share diverse international, comparative, and interdisciplinary perspectives on the intersection of cities and law.

TOPICS: Scholars are encouraged to address the full range of urban law topics, including the structure and functions of local authority and autonomy; urban and metropolitan governance, finance, and urban political economy; urban equity and inclusion; economic and community development; housing and the built environment; participation and urban activism; migration and citizenship; legal challenges facing cities in the Global South; urban public health; and sustainability, climate change, and resilience. The Conference will facilitate engagement across sub-specialties within the legal academy and across legal systems internationally to help deepen our understanding of urban law in the twenty-first century.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Please submit a proposal of up to 500 words to, with “[Name of Proposed Paper, First Name, Last Name]” in the subject line of your email. If you have a draft paper, please include it with your proposal, but participants do not need to have prepared a paper to participate.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: February 7, 2020, although earlier submissions are encouraged.

ABOUT THE URBAN LAW CENTER: The Urban Law Center is committed to investigating the role of the law and legal systems in contemporary urbanism through scholarship, pedagogy, programming, and applied research. For more details, please visit

ABOUT TU BERLIN CAMPUS EL GOUNA: Campus El Gouna was established to act as a scientific and academic field branch of Technische Universität Berlin on the Red Sea in Egypt. In its new satellite Campus in El Gouna, TU Berlin offers five master’s degree academic exchange programs (in Germany and Egypt) focused on MENA and EU with great possibilities for science, research and development and events of all kind. Campus El Gouna is a unique public-private partnership (PPP) project in the field of education export. For more details, please visit:

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