August 15, 2012
On June 26, the Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) held its first annual Scholars Workshop on Regulating the Urban Environment. The day-long workshop brought together scholars, activists, and regulators to examine the challenging legal and regulatory questions implicated by environmental justice. Discussions focused on the social construction of the urban environment; the unique regulatory challenges posed by a multicultural, densely populated urban environment; and the issues of environmental democracy and participatory decision making.
CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform aims to generate ongoing discourse on urban environmental justice and to revitalize participatory environmental decision-making to help community members, students, and policymakers communicate in ways that will lead to better, more sustainable decision-making.