How - and Where - Should We Live?

A new report predicts how - and where - we'll be living in the near future, and where planners and developers should focus.
November 19, 2011, 9am PST | crwolfelaw
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Writing in The Atlantic Cities, Chuck Wolfe analyzes one of the latest on-the-ground summaries of urban trends, a new report from the Urban Land Institute: "What's Next, Real Estate in the New Economy".

The report focuses on the relationships of demographic, financial, technological and environmental trends over the next decade. It explains how these trends are dramatically impacting urban planning, design and development practices, so much that "[t]he real estate world is hurtling into a different place and time."

The report's purposeful topic titles and subject areas outline how key aspects of "living, working and connecting" will change in major ways in North America, Asia and Europe, primarily shaped by the values, preferences and work ethic of Generation Y.

Wolfe concludes:

"'What's Next' is easily accessible and readable in one sitting, and projects the virtue of practicality, gleaned from a cross-section of ULI's ... members. For a glimpse into the realities faced by the report's intended audience, the report is well worth both review and reflection."

Thanks to Chuck Wolfe

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Published on Friday, November 18, 2011 in The Atlantic Cities
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