Sheila R Foster is a joint professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University. She writes in the areas of property, environmental law and justice, urban land use law and policy, and state and local government. Her most recent work explores questions of urban law and governance through the lens of the “commons” exemplified by her article ‘The City as a Commons’ in the Yale Law and Policy Review (2016) and a forthcoming MIT Press Book, The Co-City (both with Christian Iaione). As co-director of the international Laboratory for the Governance of the City as a Commons (LabGov), she is currently engaged with a ground-breaking applied research project, the ‘Co-Cities Project.’ She has been involved on many levels with urban policy. She is the current chair of the advisory committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors and recently completed service on the New York City Panel on Climate Change. She is also on the advisory committee of the Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University.