Friday, May 21, 2010

Sustainability and the Columbia University expansion project

A new law review article critiques the Columbia University expansion project through a rubric of sustainability. This is sustainability in the broad sense--not just environmental sustainability, but economic and social sustainability too. The article puts the Columbia CBA into context, discussing how educational institutions interact with local communities and how "university creep" can impact neighborhoods. Regarding Columbia and West Harlem, the article looks at public participation and community engagement issues, including eminent domain, gentrification, and the CBA.

Can Urban University Expansion and Sustainable Development Co-Exist?: A Case Study in Progress on Columbia University was written by my Albany Law School colleagues Keith Hirokawa and Patricia Salkin.

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