Sheila Foster

Georgetown University

Professor of Law and Public Policy

Washington, DC 20001

United States

University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Boalt Hall

Berkeley, CA 94720-7200

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

24

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Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

The City as a Commons

34 Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. 281 (2016)
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 30 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2016
Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione
Georgetown University and Luiss Guido Carli University - Department of Law
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The Social Function of Property: A Comparative Law Perspective

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 80, p. 101, 2011, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1960022
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 15 Nov 2011
Sheila Foster and Daniel Bonilla
Georgetown University and Universidad de los Andes School of Law
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Collective Action and the Urban Commons

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 87, p. 57, 2011, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1791767
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 22 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2014
Sheila Foster
Georgetown University
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Citation 1

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Ostrom in the City: Design Principles and Practices for the Urban Commons

Forthcoming, Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons (Dan Cole, Blake Hudson, Jonathan Rosenbloom eds.)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 07 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2018
Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione
Georgetown University and Luiss Guido Carli University - Department of Law
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urban commons, design principles, co-city, city, city commons, city as a commons, urban law, urban law and policy

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The City as an Ecological Space: Social Capital and Urban Land Use

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 2, December 2006, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 899617
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 01 May 2006
Sheila Foster
Georgetown University
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Vulnerability, Equality, and Environmental Justice: The Potential and Limits of Law

The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice, Ryan Holifield , Jayajit Chakraborty , Gordon Walker, eds. 2017
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2021
Sheila Foster
Georgetown University
Downloads 471 (85,327)
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Environmental Justice, Environmental Regulation, Regulation, Civil Rights Law, Antidiscrimination Law, Vulnerability Assessment

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Urban Informality as a Commons Dilemma

University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, Forthcoming, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1337056
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2014
Sheila Foster
Georgetown University
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Integrative Lawyering: Navigating the Political Economy of Urban Development

California Law Review, Vol. 95, 2007, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1007214, NYLS Clinical Research Institute Paper No. 07/08-2
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 16 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 05 May 2014
Sheila Foster and Brian Glick
Georgetown University and Fordham University School of Law
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Environmental Justice in an Era of Devolved Collaboration

Harvard Environmental Law Review, Vol. 26, 2002, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Nov 2001
Sheila Foster
Georgetown University
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Environmental Justice and the Constitution

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 39, No. 10347, 2009, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1436591
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Jul 2009
Sheila Foster
Georgetown University
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Causation in Antidiscrimination Law: Beyond Intent Versus Impact

Houston Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 5, 2007, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 576941
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 16 Aug 2004
Sheila Foster
Georgetown University
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12.

The Mobility Case for Regionalism

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 47, p. 63, 2013, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2349929
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 06 Nov 2013
Nestor M. Davidson and Sheila Foster
Fordham University School of Law and Georgetown University
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Breaking Up Payday: Anti-Agglomeration Zoning and Consumer Welfare

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 75, 2014, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2346515
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 07 May 2014
Sheila Foster
Georgetown University
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zoning, land use, urban, consumer protection

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The World Trade Organization's Anti-Discrimination Jurisprudence: Free Trade, National Sovereignty, and Environmental Health in the Balance

Georgetown Int'l Environmental Law Review (GIELR), Vol. 15, p. 633, 2003, Fordham School of Law, Pub-Law Research Paper No. 38
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2014
Sheila Foster and Ari Afilalo
Georgetown University and Rutgers University - School of Law
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Amicus Brief of Historic Preservation Organizations and Legal Scholars in Support of the City of Houston, No. 19-0689 (Tex.)

Bronin, Sara C. Amicus Brief of Historic Preservation Organizations and Law Scholars in Powell v. City of Houston, No. 19-0689 (Aug. 6, 2020) (Tex.)
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 24 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2021
Cornell University - College of Architecture, Art & Planning, Georgetown University Law Center, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Georgetown University, Northern Illinois University - College of Law, Georgia State University - College of Law and University of Houston Law Center
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Zoning, Land Use, Historic Preservation, Houston, Planning, Property Rights, Referendum

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Forty Years of Loving

Fordham Law Review Vol. 76, No. 2669, 2008, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2016
Fordham University School of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Georgetown University and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Comparative Urban Governance for Lawyers

Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2014, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2592735, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2015-10
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2015
Fernanda Nicola and Sheila Foster
American University - Washington College of Law and Georgetown University
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Stasis and Change in Environmental Law: The Past, Present and Future of the Fordham Environmental Law Review

Fordham Environmental Law Review, Vol. 24, p. 1, 2013, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 May 2013 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2016
Gerald S. Dickinson and Sheila Foster
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law and Georgetown University
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environmental law, policy, legislation, property rights, cost-benefit analysis, environmental justice

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City Networks and the Glocalization of Urban Governance

Edward Elgar Research Handbook on International Law and Cities Helmut Aust and Janne Nijman (eds.), 2021
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 05 May 2021
Sheila Foster and Chrystie Swiney
Georgetown University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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city networking, local government, urban governance, international local government law

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The Limits of Mobility and the Persistence of Urban Inequality

127 Yale Law Journal Forum 480 (2017)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 19 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2017
Sheila Foster
Georgetown University
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21.

Local Initiatives

Chapter 12 in Global Climate Change and U.S. Law (American Bar Association Press; Michael B. Gerrard, Jody Freeman, and Michael Burger, eds.) 3d ed. Forthcoming 2022.
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 Dec 2021 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2022
Sheila Foster and Chiara Pappalardo
Georgetown University and Georgetown University, Law Center
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local governments; local climate initiatives; state preemption; cities; climate adaptation; climate mitigation; green infrastructure; building codes; zoning

22.

Intent and Incoherence

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 72, 1997-1998
Number of pages: 112 Posted: 08 Nov 1997 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2011
Sheila Foster
Georgetown University
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Health Justice Is Racial Justice: A Legal Action Agenda For Health Disparities

Health Affairs Blog (2020), DOI: 10.1377/hblog20200701.242395
Posted: 12 Aug 2020
Sheila Foster, Yael Cannon and M. Gregg Bloche
Georgetown University, Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center

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health law, racism, housing, health disparities, COVID-19

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The Racial Subject in Legal Theory

THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF LAW AND POLITICS, Keith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen, and Gregory A. Caldeira, eds., August 2008, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 952713
Posted: 06 Feb 2008
Sheila Foster and R. A. Lenhardt
Georgetown University and Fordham University School of Law

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