Colin Crawford has expertise in international development and law and has lectured and written worldwide on environment and urban issues and related topics.
His teaching and research focus on environmental and land-use issues, particularly comparative and cross-cultural environmental justice concerns, with an emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Crawford joined the Tulane faculty and the Payson Center for International Development in 2010. He previously taught at Georgia State University College of Law, where he founded and co-directed the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and created and directed an inter-disciplinary summer program in Rio de Janeiro. He also founded Study Space, a project that annually brings together academics and graduate students for an intensive study of a global mega-city.
He has been a visiting professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, the National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, and the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He also has practiced international, environmental and land use law in Tokyo and New York City.
Crawford recently completed work on an environmental law and policy capacity-building project in Guatemala, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic through a three-year grant from Higher Education for Development/US Agency for International Development. He has an extensive publications record and is the author of several books, book chapters and many articles in law reviews, as well as shorter works.
Fall 2014 - Law, Sustainability & Development
Spring 2015 - Common Law Property