Global Impacts on Downtowns

<p>This report from <em>Progressive Urban Management Associates</em> outlines the ten trends that will impact downtowns over the next two decades.</p>
March 17, 2008, 6am PDT | Nate Berg
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"An updated 2007 look at the 'Top Ten Global Trends Affecting Downtowns' and how are they likely to affect planning and development decisions for the next 20 years in America's downtowns."

The top five:

1. Changing American demographics
2. Immigration trends and the role of cities as portals to America
3. Changes within the "Creative Class"
4. Traffic congestion and the value of time
5. Trends in health care/wellness/recreation

Thanks to Jon Cecil, AICP

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Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 in Downtown Idea Exchange
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