Fordham Urban Law Journal

A bimonthly legal book published by the law school at Fordham University. Each issue focuses on a single topic, and publishes original research, critical pieces, and long-form essays related to that topic.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 5, October

Changes Spark Interest in Sustainable Urban Places: But How Do We Identify and Support Them?
Introduction I. The Steady Evolution of Urban Law A. From Public Housing and Urban Renewal to Sustainable Development B. Why Sustainable Communities Are Important 1. Climate Change Mitigation 2. Demographic and...
Expanding Local Enforcement of State and Federal Consumer Protection Laws
ABSTRACT This Article calls on Congress and the state legislatures to grant large cities and counties standing to enforce the Federal Trade Commission Act (the FTC Act) and its state statutory counterparts (or little Acts). The FTC Act, a federal...
Finally Some Improvement, but Will It Accomplish Anything? an Analysis of Whether the Charitable Bail Bonds Bill Can Survive the Ethical Challenges Headed Its Way
Introduction I. Bail, Its Tendency to Promote an Inference of Guilt for Indigent Misdemeanants, and Alternatives to For-Profit Bail Bondsmen A. Bail and Its Impact on Indigent Defendants B. For-Profit Bail Bondsmen ...
Local Government Law's "Law and (Blank)" Problem
Introduction I. Local Government Law and Urban Economics II. Local Government Law and Positive Political Science . III. Local Government Law's "Law And __ "Problem More Generally: Local Government Law, Social Science and Legal Scholarship...
Local Health Agencies, the Bloomberg Soda Rule, and the Ghost of Woodrow Wilson
Introduction I. Cities' Records of Administrative Rulemaking in Public Health II. Local Agencies' Unique Doctrinal Footing A. State or Local Source of Power B. Institutional Design 1. Massachusetts: Towns and Boston...
Modifying or Terminating Pension Plans through Chapter 9 Bankruptcies with a Focus on California
Introduction I. An Overview of Chapter 9 and Pensions in Chapter 11 Generally A. Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Generally B. Treatment of Pensions in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy C. Added Complications of Chapter 9 D. California as the Focus...
New Challenges for Urban Areas Facing Flood Risks
Introduction I. Urban Areas Face Increased Flood Risks II. Flood Control Policy: Local or Federal Responsibility? A. The Transition from Local to National Control B. The Retreating Federal Role III. Local Government Options A....
New Challenges for Urban Areas Facing Flood Risks
IV. EVALUATION OF FLOOD MANAGEMENT CASE STUDIES As local governments take on more responsibility for flood management, they will inevitably look to other local governments for successful models. This section considers three case studies which can...
Putting Exclusionary Zoning in Its Place: Affordable Housing and Geographical Scale
Introduction I. The Local Focus of Exclusionary Zoning II. The Spatial Dynamics of Exclusionary Zoning A. The Needs of Lower-Income Households B. The Problem of Exclusion Reassessed C. Modern Forms of Exclusion III. Rejecting...
Saving Mount Laurel?
Introduction I. The Need for Mount Laurel. Municipal Collective Action Problems II. The Problem with Mount Laurel. Informational Burdens of the Unit-Based Approach III. A Solution to Mount Laurels Problems? Focus on Zoning ...
The Brooding Omnipresence of Regulatory Takings: Urban Origins and Effects
Introduction: Takings from the Top I. From Scranton to the Big Apple: City Settings for the Regulatory Takings Drama II. Expert Commentary Before the Flood III. Liberal Justices and Private Property Rights Protection: A Complex Dynamic...
The Rebirth of the Neighborhood
Introduction I. Zoning for Urban Form II. Historic Preservation III. Environmental Law Conclusion INTRODUCTION Since 1972, American cities have lost political power and federal support. Large scale federal programs to reverse urban decline,...
Urban Energy
ABSTRACT Growing domestic energy development--the extraction of fuels and construction of electricity generation facilities--poses new challenges to a country accustomed to importing much of its energy. As has always been the case, fuel in the form...
What Is Urban Law Today? an Introductory Essay in Honor of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Fordham Urban Law Journal
Introduction I. The Symposium and its Perspectives II. What Is Urban Law Today? Conclusion INTRODUCTION In the spring of 2013, on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of its founding, the Fordham Urban Law Journal convened a diverse group...
Whither Workforce Housing?
ABSTRACT The last forty years have marked a dynamic era in affordable housing. During this time, affordable housing shifted from being largely government-owned to privately-owned, though certainly supported by government efforts. This evolution...
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