How luxury student housing divides students

Oct 28, 2013

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Columbia’s downtown may soon become the home to yet another luxury housing development. A New York developer is considering plans to build a 24 story complex on the corner of 6th and Elm. The development echoes a trend being seen in many public university towns across the nation -- to create luxury housing for an affluent student population. But is this trend sustainable? 

Today on Intersection, we’ll take a closer look at student housing in Columbia. In the first half of the show, we’ll discuss how it’s changing the college experience for students. In the second half of the program, we’ll talk about how it’s changing Columbia.

Panelists
First half of the show
Kristofor Husted, KBIA reporter
Frankie Minor, Director of Residential Life, MU
Elizabeth Armstrong, associate professor of sociology and organizational studies, University of Michigan

Second half of the show
Kristofor Husted, KBIA reporter
Frankie Minor, Director of Residential Life, MU
Ian Thomas, Columbia 4th Ward Councilmember
Brent Gardner, Chair, Columbia Downtown Leadership Council