New York Fellows Virtual Lunch Program
This event is free to registerees.
Featured Keynote: “The Scandal of Predatory Cities” with Bernadette Atuahene (ABF Research Professor; Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law)
Predatory cities are urban areas where public officials systematically take property from residents and transfer it to public coffers, intentionally or unintentionally violating domestic laws or basic human rights. Although this practice affects many urban areas, US legal scholarship has almost completely overlooked the phenomenon of predatory cities. Against a backdrop of vulnerability, certain legal and governance failures created structural opportunities for predation to advance at scale. Using Detroit as a case study, this presentation identifies, defines, and examines this phenomenon, which scholars and policy makers must begin to better understand and address.
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