Millennial Sunset

Peak Millennial?

The appeal of cities among millennials is well-documented, and even celebrated. But with the largest cohort of millennials now in the latter half of their twenties, is change in the air? As CityLab writesdemographics and aging indicates that millennial population growth may cities taper off. This shift need not lead to collapse however. By recognizing that the urban boom may not last forever, making cities more family friendly, building a broader range of housing, and continuing to do what works, cities can evolve accordingly. Many cities have experienced renewal over the past decade. By recognizing upcoming demographic and social changes, cities and city-makers can harness recent urban energy to shape places that accommodate people through all stages of life.

Mitchell Reardon

Mitchell Reardon is the TH!NK by IBI blog curator, a land use planner and urban experimenter. His interdisciplinary work centres on people and how they live, work and move through the city. Mitchell is enjoying life in Vancouver, after 6 years of living and working in Stockholm, Sweden. Catch up with him on Twitter: @MitchellReardon

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