Volume 5 issue 1 february 2018
The Role of Public Space in Territorial Planning Instruments: The Case of Medellín
Following the Birkbeck Law Review’s Annual Conference in
September 2017, this edition of the Law Review explores the
connections between the urban and the legal: how law shapes the city in multiple dimensions—materially, socially, politically (if these things can be considered in any way separate)—and how law limits what the city and what social life could be. While I will not review at length the contents of the papers—they speak for themselves—I will, for posterity, briefly situate the questions and themes underpinning this conference to aid exploration of the scholarship that emerged in
response to it.