APA Poll Finds Millennials and Boomers 'Investing in Place'

During the American Planning Association's (APA) 2014 National Planning Conference in Atlanta, the APA announced findings from a national opinion survey that shows a clear interest in place-making among the concerns of Americans of all ages.
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"A wide-ranging national survey released today by the American Planning Association (APA) finds that Millennials and Baby Boomers want cities to focus less on recruiting new companies and more on investing in new transportation options, walkable communities, and making the area as attractive as possible," according to an APA press release announcing the poll.

Also from the press release: "If there is a single message from this poll," said APA Executive Director Paul Farmer, FAICP, "it's that place matters. Community characteristics like affordability, transportation choices, safe streets, high-speed internet and housing that can accommodate others or enable you to live there as you grow older matter as much as job opportunities."

The APA also produced a number of infographics to help drive home the point about the generational solidarity on issues like the economy and place.

Full Story: Investing in Place: Two Generations' View on the Future of Communities

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