National Center for Access to Justice

Join NCAJ on May 2, 2018 for “The Place of Justice in the Sustainability Movement”

Sustainable Cities Conference LogoOn May 2, 2018 from 11:45am to 1:15PM, NCAJ will moderate a panel discussion, The Place of Justice in the City Sustainability Movement, as part of the “International Conference on Sustainable Cities” at Fordham University hosted jointly by Columbia, Fordham & New York Universities. The panel will take place in the McNally Amphitheater within Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business, 140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023. All are welcome. Registration is free at this page.

Panel Description:  Over the past several years, urban areas around the world, as well as here in the US, have witnessed eruptions in civil and racial unrest, the likes not seen since the 1960’s. Although progress has been made in the areas of civil rights and environmental justice, a clear urgency exists today in urban areas to understand what justice means for cities in the 21st century. In 2015, the UN adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, placing justice at the heart of a comprehensive global initiative to end extreme poverty, and calling on all countries of the world (in Goals 11 and 16) to ensure access to justice for all. The panelists will discuss the place of justice in the sustainable cities movement, the power of justice as a response to poverty, and the efforts being made to expand justice in Baltimore, New York, and other cities.

Moderator & Panelists:  Moderated by David Udell, Executive Director, National Center for Access to Justice, and Codirector, A2J Initiative at Fordham Law School, the panel will include Steven Banks, Commissioner, Department of Social Services, New York City; Seema Iyer, PhD, Associate Director, Jacob France Institute, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore; Anthony Pipa, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution.

The Conference:  In addition to the panel on the place of justice, the two day conference will feature dozens of experts on sustainability in a series of talks and panel presentations touching on the most important challenges and initiatives that define the International sustainable cities movement. Check out the conference landing page, the program page, and the official program for complete information about the event. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required at this page.

The National Center for Access to Justice is the national nonprofit organization located at Fordham Law School that relies on data to accomplish policy reforms that help people obtain justice in the courts. Subscribe to NCAJ’s  blog to learn about access to justice and to see announcements of NCAJ’s events.