Sheila R. Foster is a Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University. Prior to joining Georgetown, she was a University Professor at Fordham University where she co-directed the Fordham Urban Law Center and was a founder of the Fordham University Urban Consortium. Sheila R. Foster is a Professor of Law and Public Policy (joint appointment with the McCourt School). Prior to joining Georgetown, she was a University Professor and the Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use and Property Law at Fordham University. She also co-directed the Fordham Urban Law Center and was a founder of the Fordham University Urban Consortium. She served as Associate Dean and then Vice Dean at Fordham Law School from 2008-2014. Prior to joining Fordham, she was a Professor of Law at the Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. Professor Foster writes in the areas of environmental law and justice, urban land use law and policy, and state and local government. Professor Foster has been involved on many levels with urban policy. She currently is the chair of the advisory committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors, a member of the Aspen Institute’s Urban Innovation Working Group, an advisory board member of the Marron Institute for Urban Management at NYU, and sits on the New York City Panel on Climate Change.
Christian Iaione is associate professor of public law at Guglielmo Marconi University of Rome, fellow of the Urban Law Center at Fordham University, visiting professor of urban law and policy at LUISS Guido Carli and faculty co-director of LabGov – LABoratory for the GOVernance of the Commons (www.labgov.it). Professor Iaione has been the expert of the EU Committee of the Regions who drafted the opinion on the “Local and regional dimension of the sharing economy“ and is member of the Sharing Economy International Advisory Board of the Seoul Metropolitan Government and advisor of several Italian local governments and institutions (Tuscany Region, City of Rome, City of Bologna, City of Reggio Emilia). Professor Iaione is also UIA – Urban Innovative Actions expert appointed by European Commission for the Co-City project of the City of Turin, lead expert of the EU Urbact program, member of the Urban Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Procurement within the Urban Agenda for the EU. Professor Foster writes in the areas of public procurement and public services, PPPs and project finance, land use law, urban law, urban policy and governance, and state and local government.