We earlier posted the elaborate video from the Housing Empire on dorm-related construction said to be needed to turn UCLA from a commuter school to a residence school. See http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2011/08/construction-and-demolition.html
Some folks, after seeing the video, wondered where that goal came from and why it exists. But the answer is obvious. We wouldn’t want students to live in off-campus apartment buildings such as the one in Palms shown above – would we?
For more on all of this, check out http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-luxury-student-housing-20110904,0,737126.story