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Legal Regulation in Urban Planning and Management

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
6
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 2 семестр

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course covers two major areas regulated by law, which are relevant for the cities of the future. First, the regulations pertaining to the development of “smart cities”, the information and communication technology and privacy. Second, the regulation of the issues the cities have been facing through the history, urban such as poverty and corruption. The latter part is contextualized in the globalized world where the law based on jurisdiction of the nation states may no longer be the most optimal for the future regulation of urban development. This course will enable students to critically analyse the role of law in urban projects and development of future cities in general.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To introduce the system of legal regulations by which a city is governed
  • To enable the students to identify and assess legal risks in developing urban projects
  • To enable students to critically analyse the role of law on a global scale and in everyday aspects of their work
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • To introduce the system of legal regulations by which a city is governed
  • To enable the students to identify and assess legal risks in developing urban projects; To enable students to critically analyse the role of law on a global scale and in everyday aspects of their work
  • Assess legal risk arising in the student’s future job; Discuss steps to mitigate identified legal risks in different situations
  • To enable students to critically analyse the role of law on a global scale and in everyday aspects of their work
  • To enable the students to identify and assess legal risks in developing urban projects
  • Discuss steps to mitigate identified legal risks in different situations; Explain key legal principles, rights and responsibilities
  • Apply relevant regulatory requirements to the student’s professional context; Assess legal risk arising in the student’s future job
  • Discuss steps to mitigate identified legal risks in different situations; Explain key legal principles, rights and responsibilities; Debate risks and responsibilities across a range of legal case studies
  • Apply relevant regulatory requirements to the student’s professional context
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the Course: Why law matters. How to think like a lawyer
    Introduces the various types of regulation of human conduct according to Lawrence Lessing: the law, social norms, the market, and architecture (technical infrastructure). Demonstrates the objectives of legal regulation by comparing the outcome of an ethical, efficient and legal solutions to the same problem. Formulates the course objectives and expectations from the course.
  • Law and the State
    Introduces the definitions of law and the functions law serves in society. Discusses the role of law within a state and key characteristics of a modern state. Introduces the three branches of government.
  • Law and the City
    Discusses the different levels at which urban development can be regulated. Demonstrates how the structure of the government impacts the legal regulation: centralised vs de-centralised (using the examples of London and Moscow).
  • Law and the Smart City
    Frames the concept of a ‘smart city’ in legal context. Demonstrates the importance of regulating big data for the purposes of city projects.
  • Privacy and Data Protection
    Presents the concepts of privacy and data protection and the difference between them. In continuation of the previous topic, looks at what threats come along with the benefits of Big Data, while focusing on the threats to privacy. Reviews the international legal framework for the protection of the right to privacy, and the exiting national and supra-national data protection legislation in: (i) European Union, (ii) USA, (iii) Russia. Introduces the debate between the ethics of privacy and the politics of security.
  • Legal Risk Management Process
    Teaches the student how to perform legal risk management: (i) risk identification, (ii) risk assessment, (iii) risk management, and (iv) monitoring. Most of the learning will be based on practical application of the legal risk management methodology and will include a field trip.
  • Intellectual Property
    Introduces the key concepts and regulation of Intellectual Property Law: the issues of ownership, protection of rights, licensing and liability. Covers the main spheres where the IP rights are involved in the course of urban development, including IP right to architectural and design objects, city plans, technology and software used in public spaces.
  • Urban Zoning and Planning
    Covers the topics related to land use regulation. Frames the discussion within regional context.
  • Urban Mobility and Walkability
    Discusses how law impacts urban mobility. Frames mobility as a democracy issue. Connects mobility with land use regulation.
  • Urban Inequality
    Reframes the problem of urban poverty in legal context. Uses poverty as an example of a global problem which can be addresses by regulating land use in cities. Introduces the aspects of corruption that are particularly relevant for cities development.
  • Global Approach to Legal Regulation of Urban Development
    Poses a question about the role of national legislative regimes in light of the rising power of major cities.
  • Prototyping an improvement for a Moscow district
    The completion of the Knowledge Assessment project is meant to demonstrate how well the students have mastered the skills and knowledge acquire through the course.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Home assignment
  • non-blocking Classwork
  • non-blocking Exam Project
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 semester)
    0.25 * Classwork + 0.5 * Exam Project + 0.25 * Home assignment
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Edward Glaeser. (2012). Viewpoint: Triumph of the City. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.A2D0F4E8
  • Frug, G. E. (1999). City Making : Building Communities Without Building Walls. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=74718
  • Frug, G. E. (2014). The Central-Local Relationship. Stanford Law & Policy Review, 25(1), 1–8. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=97301665
  • Gutschow, E. (2019). Big Data-driven Smart Cities: Computationally Networked Urbanism, Real-Time Decision-Making, and the Cognitive Internet of Things. Geopolitics, History & International Relations, 11(2), 48–54. https://doi.org/10.22381/GHIR11220197
  • Harris, P. (2007). An Introduction to Law (Vol. 7th ed). Cambridge: Cambridge eText. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=304550
  • If mayors ruled the world : dysfunctional nations, rising cities / Benjamin R. Barber. (2013). New Haven, Conn. [u.a.]: Yale Univ. Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.393409163
  • Shuler, J. A. (2001). Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (Book Review). Government Information Quarterly, 18(1), 64. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0740-624X(00)00068-X

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Bygrave, L. A. (2017). Data Protection by Design and by Default : Deciphering the EU’s Legislative Requirements. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.3DE9A496
  • Deibert, R. (2013). Black Code : Surveillance, Privacy, and the Dark Side of the Internet. Toronto: Signal. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=743006
  • Frug, G. E., & Barron, D. J. (2008). City Bound : How States Stifle Urban Innovation. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=671427
  • Saskia Sassen. (2007). Whither Global Cities: The Analytics and the Debates. Chapters. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.h.elg.eechap.2686.11