Sustainability Roundtable: Environmental Rights in the City

When Nov 09, 2018
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Urban Studies Room 200 (426 W Bloom St)
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Image result for Tiago de Melo CartaxoPlease join us for UofL's Sustainability Roundtable series on alternating Fridays at 11am!

Our final fall speaker on November 9th will be Fulbright Scholar Tiago de Melo Cartaxo (Nova University, Lisbon, Portugal) speaking on "Environmental Rights in the City."

Tiago de Melo Cartaxo is a PhD researcher at Lisbon Nova Law School, Portugal, with a scholarship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Holding a five-year degree in law and a master’s degree in planning and environmental law, he has been working in private and public sectors, including Portuguese local and national governments, in the areas of public law, environment, and planning. He is a Fulbright scholar at the Brandeis School of Law and the Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility, where he is developing a research under the supervision of Professor Tony Arnold.

In what will be an introduction to the research he is developing at the University of Louisville, Tiago’s talk will focus on the characteristics and effectiveness (or not) of environmental rights in order to face uncertainty and achieve social-ecological justice in cities. From the more sociologically oriented “right to the city”, to other kinds of legally recognized environmental rights in different jurisdictions, Tiago will share some examples and discuss how the protection of these rights can make the difference in urban life.

The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch!

Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public.

If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Daniel DeCaro.

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