Publications & Resources

Headshot Sheila FosterPublications Sheila Foster

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

Sheila R. Foster & Christian Iaione, The Co-City (MIT Press).

New York City Panel on Climate Change, Chapter 3: Community-Based Assessments of Adaptation and Equity, Third Report, NPCC Co-Leads: Sheila Foster and Robin Leichenko.

Sheila R. Foster, Bean v. Southwestern Waste Management, in Critical Race Judgments: Rewritten U.S. Court Opinions on Race and the Law (I. Bennett Capers, Devon Carbado, Robin Lenhardt & Angela Onwuachi-Willig eds. (Cambridge University Press).  

Sheila R. Foster & Christian Iaione, Ostrom in the City: Design Principles and Practices for the Urban Commons, in Handbook of the Study of the Commons (Blake Hudson, Jonathan Rosenbloom & Daniel H. Cole eds., Routledge Press). 

Sheila R. Foster, Urban Commons, Property and the Right to the City, in Property Rights from Below: Commodification of Land and the Counter-Movement (Balakrishnan Rajagopal & Olivier De Schutter eds., Routledge).  


Sheila R. Foster, David B. Oppenheimer, Sora Y. Han & Richard T. Ford, Comparative Equality and Anti-discrimination Law (Berkeley, Cal.: Comparative Equality Press 2d ed. 2017).

Sheila R. Foster, David B. Oppenheimer & Sora Y. Han, Comparative Equality and Anti-discrimination Law: Cases, Codes, Constitutions, and Commentary (New York: Foundation Press 2012).  

The Law of Environmental Justice: Theories and Procedures to Address Disproportionate Risks (Sheila R. Foster & Michael B. Gerrard eds., Chicago: American Bar Association 2d ed. 2008).

Sheila R. Foster & Luke W. Cole, From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement (New York: New York University Press 2001).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Sheila R. Foster, The Limits of Mobility and the Persistence of Urban Inequality, 127 Yale L.J. F. 480-497 (2017).

Sheila R. Foster & Christian Iaione, The City as a Commons, 34 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 281-349 (2016).  [Link to article]

Sheila R. Foster, Breaking Up Payday: Anti-Agglomeration Zoning and Consumer Welfare, 75 Ohio St. L.J. 57-101 (2014). 

Sheila R. Foster & Fernanda G. Nicola, Comparative Urban Governance for Lawyers, 42 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1-24 (2014). 

Sheila R. Foster & Nestor M. Davidson, The Mobility Case for Regionalism, 47 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 63-120 (2013). 

Sheila R. Foster, Collective Action and the Urban Commons, 87 Notre Dame L. Rev. 57-133 (2011).  

Sheila R. Foster & Daniel Bonilla, Introduction to The Social Function of Property: A Comparative Perspective, 80 Fordham L. Rev. 1003-1015 (2011).  [Link]

Sheila R. Foster, Dialogue, Environmental Justice and the Constitution, 39 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10347-10351 (2009).  

Sheila R. Foster, Urban Informality as a Commons Dilemma, 40 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 261-284 (2009).   

Sheila R. Foster & Brian Glick, Integrative Lawyering: Navigating the Political Economy of Urban Redevelopment, 95 Cal. L. Rev. 1999-2072 (2007).  

Sheila R. Foster, The City as an Ecological Space: Social Capital and Urban Land Use, 82 Notre Dame L. Rev. 527-582 (2006).   

Sheila R. Foster, Causation in Antidiscrimination Law: Beyond Intent Versus Impact, 41 Hous. L. Rev. 1469-1548 (2005).   

Sheila R. Foster, Foreword, Critical Race Lawyering, 73 Fordham L. Rev. 2027-2039 (2005).

Sheila R. Foster, From Harlem to Havana: Sustainable Urban Development, 16 Tul. Envtl. L.J. 783-805 (2003).   

Sheila R. Foster & Ari Afilalo, The World Trade Organization’s Anti-Discrimination Jurisprudence: Free Trade, National Sovereignty, and Environmental Health in the Balance, 15 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 633-676 (2003).  

Sheila R. Foster, Environmental Justice in an Era of Devolved Collaboration, 26 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 459-498 (2002).  

Sheila R. Foster, Meeting the Environmental Justice Challenge: Evolving Norms in Environmental Decisionmaking, 30 Envtl. L. Rep. 10992-11005 (2000).         

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Sheila R. Foster, Vulnerability, Equality and Environmental Justice: The Potential and Limits of Law, in The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice 136-148 (Ryan Holifield, Jayajit Chakraborty & Gordon Walker eds., New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2018).  

Sheila R. Foster & Paolo Galizzi, Human Rights and Climate Change: Building Synergies for a Common Future, Entry, in 1 Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law: Climate Change Law 43-53 (Daniel A. Farber & Marjan Peeters eds., Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar 2016).   

Sheila R. Foster & R.A. Lenhardt, The Racial Subject in Legal Theory, in The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics 451-465 (Keith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen & Gregory A. Caldeira eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2008).    


For a full list of Sheila Foster’s publications, see her CV here.

headshot Christian IaionePublications by Professor Christian Iaione 


Sheila R. Foster & Christian Iaione, The Co-City (MIT Press).

Sheila R. Foster & Christian Iaione, Ostrom in the City: Design Principles and Practices for the Urban Commons, in Handbook of the Study of the Commons (Blake Hudson, Jonathan Rosenbloom & Daniel H. Cole eds., Routledge Press).

Journal Articles

Iaione C. (2017a), “The Right to the Co-City”, Italian Journal of Public Law, 80.

Iaione C. and Elena De Nictolis (2017b), “Urban Pooling”, Fordham Urban Law Journal, 665.

Iaione C. (2017c), “The Co-City Project Journal no° 1.” [link]

Iaione C. (2016), “The Co-City”, in American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 415.

Sheila R. Foster & Christian Iaione, The City as a Commons, 34 Yale Law & Policy Review 281-349 (2016).  [Link to article]

Christian Iaione, The Co-City: Sharing, Collaborating, Cooperating, and Commoning in the City, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol 75(2): 415-55 (March 2016).

Iaione C. & Cannavo P. (2015) “The Collaborative and Polycentric Governance of the Urban and Local Commons,” 5 Urb. Pamphleteer 5: 29.

Iaione C. (2015), “Governing the Urban Commons”, Italian Journal of Public Law, 2015, 170.

Iaione C. (2010), “The Tragedy of Urban Roads: Saving Cities from Choking, Calling on Citizens to Combat Climate Change, The Fordham Urban Law Journal.

See the complete list of Christian Iaione’s publications (in Italian) here.