"Design Challenges for Human Rights Cities" - Open Lecture and Panel Debate with Prof. Martha F. Davis
Professor Martha F. Davis (Associate Dean for Experiential Education, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston USA) is an expert on human rights, federalism, and women’s rights. As affiliated professor, she is currently working on issues relating to local human rights implementation at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI).
In her lecture, Professor Davis will present one of her latest publications in which she addresses cities’ structural governance relationships and the impacts of those arrangements thought the lens of law, and design. According to her, “as cities today view issues of transportation, water delivery, and recreation access as issues to be addressed through design processes, so might cities approach their structural human rights challenges as systems that can be re-designed or designed-around in order to support the human rights advancement of city residents and visitors.”