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  • Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
    EPA which will be argued in front of the United States Supreme Court on December 2 When Monday November 10th at 12 10 Where JG 104 Non pizza lunch Roti Rolls will be served Reed Super is the former CLS Environmental Law Clinic staff attorney The Entergy case deals with an interpretation of a Clean Water Act provision that protects aquatic life from being harmed by power stations cooling water intake structures This event is co sponsored by the Columbia Environmental Law Society and Student Animal Legal Defense Fund with student senate funds posted by Jason at Monday November 10 2008 Wednesday October 22 2008 March of the Penguins Screening SALDF will be screening March of the Penguins next Wednesday October 22 at 7 00 pm in JG 304 This is a great documentary it won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Documentary in fact and at 80 minutes long it is short and sweet Vegan dinner will be served posted by Amy M at Wednesday October 22 2008 Tuesday October 14 2008 Wolfson Talk on Prop 2 Are you a California Voter Concerned agriculture consumer Do you like animals WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PROP 2 TUESDAY OCTOBER 14

    Original URL path: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/saldf/events/index.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
    Site Navigation Home Bylaws Blog Events Pro Bono Resources Contact Us Quote of the Moment Animal Law Pro Bono Coming soon This page will contain information about animal law pro bono work Copyright 2008 Columbia Law Student Animal Legal Defense

    Original URL path: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/saldf/probono.html (2016-02-12)
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  • student coalition on expansion & gentrification
    Review Procedure is a public process intended to ensure the protection of public interests in new developments Whereas you as an elected representative of the people of New York City have the power to review rezoning proposals under ULURP against the interest of your constituents Whereas Columbia University as a not for profit self described public institution has an obligation to develop and expand in a manner that is harmonious with the interests of West Harlem and the rest of New York City Whereas Columbia University s rezoning plan contradicts the framework for development enunciated in Community Board 9 Manhattan s 197 a plan in areas including but not limited to the provision of affordable housing living wage jobs and environmental sustainability Whereas we as Columbia students have a vested interest in seeing our university expand and flourish in a manner which is sustainable and respectful of the needs of our neighbors as enumerated through the 197 a plan created by their most local form of self governance Community Board 9 Manhattan Whereas we firmly believe in a win win scenario in which Columbia s institutional needs are met in a manner that preserves the desired character of the community

    Original URL path: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cssn/expansion/petition.html (2016-02-12)
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  • student coalition on expansion & gentrification
    Columbia implicated in it Gentrification is the process by which poor and working class neighborhoods in the inner city are refurbished via an influx of private capital and middle class homebuyers and renters neighborhoods that previously experienced disinvestment and a middle class exodus Neil Smith The New Urban Frontier The gentrification of Harlem is a broad longterm trend in the urban landscape If Harlem s current residents can t participate in Columbia s economic and residential developments there they will be pushed out instead Why does the rezoning process matter Manhattanville is currently zoned for light manufacturing so a range of manufacturing work is legal there Columbia is asking the New York City government to rezone the area for mixed use which encourage s investment in mixed residential and industrial neighborhoods by permitting expansion and new development in a wide variety of uses nyc gov Tenants rights activists and urban planners warn that mixed use zoning is often a euphemism for gentrification because it encourages the development of trendy retail and refurbished residential space Universities gentrify by infusing neighborhoods with private capital displacing longtime residents and changing the character and affordability of the community What is the Community saying In an open letter addressing the creation of the Community Advisory Committee the Coalition to Preserve Community CPC has called Columbia s efforts at community inclusion a sophisticated well heeled public relations operation that functioned to provide the appearance of community input in order to avoid having to address the destructive consequences of Columbia s continued unrestrained expansion What is the Alternative the Community 197a Plan Though often not mentioned there are two major plans being considered in West Harlem The 197 A Plan developed by community members and planners at Community Board 9 is a guideline for development that if

    Original URL path: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cssn/expansion/background.html (2016-02-12)
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  • student coalition on expansion & gentrification
    MEDIA LINKS GET INVOLVED Meet The student coalition meets every Sunday at 5 30pm in Kent 405 We can be reached collectively at sceg columbia edu Educate Flyers Plans Compared

    Original URL path: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cssn/expansion/getinvolved.html (2016-02-12)
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  • student coalition on expansion & gentrification
    Eminent Domain Use If you have been following the Columbia Spectator then you may already know about these developments But to keep everyone in the loop here are some major things going on The West Harlem Local Development Corporation www westharlemldc org and Columbia University neighbors columbia edu have begun negotiations of a Community Benefits Agreement CBA for short These negotiations are happening behind close doors and its hard to find out info from either side but the outcome of these negotiations will determine the extent that many community concerns such as affordable housing and jobs will be addressed if Columbia expands Here are two relevant Spectator articles on it LDC Meeting Introductory Letter to LDC Lists Benefits Ideas CU Proposes Housing Loan Fund Local Jobs Scholarships Also a Freedom of Information Act was recently used by the Spectator to obtain a draft portion of Columbia s expansion proposal in which they presume Manhattanville will be found blighted This has sparked some concern because its the clearest statement on the use of eminent domain to take private property the University has put out there yet The university has tried to retract this but real clarification will have to wait for

    Original URL path: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cssn/expansion/media.html (2016-02-12)
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  • student coalition on expansion & gentrification
    Community West Harlem Residents Department of City Planning NYC gov Zoning Information NYC gov Equitable Development PolicyLink Online Resource for New York City Residential Tenants TenantNet Community Board 9 Neighborhood Link West Harlem Local Development Corporation Negotiating the Community Benefits Agreement with Columbia Center for Community Environmental Development Pratt Institute Contracted by CB9 to help develop the West Harlem 197a Plan West Harlem Environmental Action Coalition Developing an environmental justice

    Original URL path: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cssn/expansion/links.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Info on the Expansion
    if the timing of ULURP goes ahead as planned There is another group of people who will be removed en masse from the review process due to unfortunate timing students The University has spent time and resources educating us about the expansion why do this if not to provide the tools necessary for our participation in the process Information is always welcome in and of itself but imagine what it would be like as a student to return from summer vacation and find that there is no longer any venue in which to translate this information into action We are as much a part of the the public as anyone else and deserve the opportunity or more accurately the right according to City law to be informed about and speak on issues that intimately affect us as members of the University and Morningside Heights communities Columbia should care that its own students will be effectively silenced on matters relevant to them if ULURP is not postponed until they are back on campus Therefore we ask that Columbia fight for its students on this matter by asking City Planning to delay release of the EIS The University has the power to ensure that our voices are heard and that CB9 remains a full partner by lobbying to postpone action on its application with DCP until the fall While it is ultimately the City s decision whether or not to maintain the integrity of the public review process Columbia has spent far too much time broadcasting assurances about working hand in hand with the community and wanting its students to be involved to now claim powerlessness Columbia has clout it can influence City Planning procedure if it dares to demand a fairer more inclusive public review instead of turning a blind eye to such a glaring oversight in the democratic process If the administration truly feels that compromise and collaboration will yield the best possible plan this is the moment to prove it Thank you The Student Coalition on Expansion and Gentrification Info Sheets on the Expansion Now online and printable as pdf files all the info you could ever want on the expansion Affordable housing living wage jobs and eminent domain are just some of the issues covered So go here print them out and get informed Also The West Harlem Expansion A Look at the Issues book form computer form for book form remember to print double sided with short edge binding turned on THE WEST HARLEM OPEN HOUSE This Wednesday April 18th from 12 2pm SCEG and the Coalition to Preserve Community CPC will be out at the sundial at Columbia University 116th st between Broadway and Amsterdam giving another take on Columbia s plans for Manhattanville 12 1pm The Open House with info on Affordable Housing Living Wage Eminent Domain Abuse and the Community 197a Plan 1 2pm The Teach in with community members professors and students speaking on the Columbia expansion and gentrification Noon 2pm Wednesday April

    Original URL path: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cssn/expansion/archive1.html (2016-02-12)
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