2014: A year of growth for IRGLUS
Welcome to a new year and to our fourth IRGLUS newsletter. We trust that this year will be a fruitful, happy and productive one for all our members. It will certainly be an exciting year for IRGLUS, as we gear up for our workshop on Law, Urban Space and Social Justice, which is to take place at the Onati Institute for the Sociology of Law in June of this year.
In this issue, we feature a vignette by UN-Habitat’s Gianluca Crispi, detailing the important work that this organisation, which often collaborates with IRGLUS and its members, has been doing in the field of urban law and development. Other members are reminded that they can feature their own work, advertise relevant events and research projects, or submit short, topical vignettes for publication in future editions of this newsletter. We are also trying to get a ‘member profile’ section off the ground, so please, don’t be humble, send us a picture and a brief biography stating your professional interests and your research focus areas!
Finally, our discipline has been dealt a blow with the passing of professor Patrick Mcauslan, a pioneer of urban law and long-time, involved member of IRGLUS, on 11 January this year. At the time of his passing, Patrick worked as professor in the School of Law at Birkbeck College. His work on urban planning law has influenced many of us. Read a tribute to Patrick, written by IRGUS member Edesio Fernandes for the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, here.
We wish everyone well over the coming two months and look forward to hearing from you
Thomas Coggin and Marius Pieterse