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If even a sliver of a 78-million-strong set of consumers seems willing to hand over cash for something, businesses organize themselves to deliver, whether we’re talking hula hoops or downtown apartments.
August 15, 2016, 12pm PDT
Former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan put out a call to action, so to speak, in the hopes of energizing younger Canadians to respond to the entrenched interests of older generations.
July 11, 2016, 10am PDT
Around two-thirds of Baby Boomers in metropolitan areas live in the suburbs. But as they age, suburbia seems less and less hospitable.
April 26, 2016, 6am PDT
According to U.S. Census data released this month, Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers, and there are only more Millennials on the way.
March 29, 2016, 10am PDT
Two articles look at millennials, cities, and the future. "Peak Millennial" refers to the numbers of millennials moving to and from cities. Grist's Ben Adler looks at why urban millennials are moving to suburbs, and what can be done to address it.
March 4, 2016, 8am PST
Just when boomers are ready to return to the city to enjoy all its cultural offerings, they find themselves priced out. Many do downsize, however, from large single family homes to more urban areas close to home.
September 9, 2015, 5am PDT
The second homes that once laid dormant much of the year, waiting for the next summer or winter vacation getaway, are now a desirable location for baby boomers to retire.
August 31, 2015, 5am PDT
The suburbs are not conducive to the aging baby boomers that populate them. How do we prepare?
August 17, 2015, 1pm PDT
Writing for the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at U.C. Berkeley, Jed Kolko breaks down the data on recent trends in household formation.
Terner Center for Housing Innovation
July 14, 2015, 5am PDT
The country as a whole is getting older—though some counties are aging faster than others.
October 8, 2014, 9am PDT
Following up on earlier reports about the latest commuting data from the U.S. Census 2013 American Community Survey, Joseph Kane and Adie Tomer find different trends in commute choice between age groups.
The Brookings Institution
October 6, 2014, 7am PDT
"Who's Moving to the Cities, Who Isn't" suggest that the number of Americans selling the "Golden Age" cities narrative is greater than the number of Americans buying into it.
Center for Community Progress
July 1, 2014, 5am PDT
Jed Kolko analyzes 2013 population estimates by age group for counties—the U.S. Census released the data late last week.
June 2, 2014, 12pm PDT
After postponing home purchases during the recession, people over the age of 55 have been the first group to return to the home buying market.
May 1, 2014, 1pm PDT
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.
American Planning Association
April 24, 2014, 6am PDT
An article on PlannersWeb details the considerations relevant to the needs of people over 65, who are growing more multi-modal and car-independent every year.
April 15, 2014, 8am PDT
The Paul Taylor and the Pew Research Center have released a new book called The Next America, which describes a country in the “throes of a demographic overhaul.”
March 11, 2014, 11am PDT
As they settle into early adulthood, the anticipated and far-reaching impacts of the Millennial generation are formidable. Community planners, get ready. Change is a-comin.
February 25, 2014, 11am PST
Millennials are moving to cities around the country in era-defining numbers but so far, Generation X and Baby Boomers are mostly staying put. Is the millennial in-migration to cities a flash in the pan?
September 14, 2013, 9am PDT
Remember those recent articles in respected national news organizations that reported a million baby boomers had moved to America's 50 largest cities between 2000 and 2010? According to Wendell Cox, they had the story backwards.