University administrators, the City Council and the mayor’s office all seek compromise.
Many students says additional housing and retail could benefit the university, but others feel the plan could harm the community.
The plan for renovating the University Village passed the committee by a 2-0 vote.
Students participated in and helped organize the event, which closed off streets for bikers.
Plans to redevelop the University Park area will affect USC and the community.
Students question the impact increases in available housing and retail would have at USC.
Plans for The Village include the addition of 4,200 beds in university residential housing.
Community members are worried about losing land to off-campus student housing.
USC spent more last year on lobbying, more than most of its peer institutes.
USC’s Critical Issues Forum introduces students to the state’s financial troubles.