Faculty Research

Christopher Waters: The Role of Border Cities in International Law

(4 November 2021) Christopher Waters, Professor Law at the University of Windsor, discusses the role of cities in redefining international…

Windsor’s Cycling History: Windsor has been and is a Cycling City

Read the report Watch the presentation (28 September 2021) The Windsor Law Centre for Cities has released a new report,…

States of Emergency: Decision-making and participatory governance in Canadian municipalities during COVID-19

Read the report here (29 September 2020) The Windsor Law Centre for Cities has released its first report, on states…

New podcast “Just Planet: Laws, Life and Global Crises” from Sukanya Pillay touches city-related topics

The new series from Centre for Cities-affiliated researcher Sukanya Pllay often addresses city-related topics. Recent episodes have included housing rights,…

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Kristin Thomasen: Robots, Regulation, and the Changing Nature of Public Spaces

Robots are an increasingly common feature in North American public spaces. From regulations permitting broader drone use in public airspace…

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Pascale Chapdelaine: Graffiti, Street Art, Walls, and the Public in Canadian Copyright Law

In Enrico Bonadio, ed., The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright in Street Art and Graffiti (Cambridge University Press, 2019). This book…

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Anneke Smit and Terra Duchene guest column in Windsor Star: need for city auditor-general

We tried to understand why there were so many candidates (roughly half of all registered in ward races) calling for…

Laverne Jacobs: Theorizing Transportation Inequality Claims by Persons with Disabilities in Canada

In a 2018 volume of the Canadian Journal of Human Rights, Professor Laverne Jacobs published an article entitled "The Universality…

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Laverne Jacobs: ‘Humanizing’ Disability Law

This paper examines one of the most recent and widespread cases of consultation to occur in the development of lawmaking…

Public Interest, Private Property by Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante

Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante, eds.: Public Interest, Private Property: Law and Planning Policy in Canada

At a time when pollution, urban sprawl, and condo booms are leading municipal governments to adopt prescriptive laws and regulations,…

Public Interest, Private Property by Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante

Anneke Smit: Making Up for the Loss of ‘Home’

This chapter, which considers the adequacy of compensation provisions in Canadian expropriation law from a socio-legal perspective, appears in Anneke…

Public Interest, Private Property by Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante

Marcia Valiante: In Search of the Public Interest in Ontario Planning Decisions

This chapter considers the multiple "public interests" which run through land use planning decisions in Ontario. It appears in Anneke…