Millennials

October 15, 2014, 11am PDT
Millennials are less likely to get driver's licenses, they tend to take fewer, shorter car trips, and they use alternative modes of transportation more than their predecessors. The question for the ages is why.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
October 14, 2014, 10am PDT
In its ongoing series on millennials, NPR visits a three-generation family; all are environmentally-oriented, but the youngest refuses to label herself as an environmentalist even though she got upset when her boyfriend's family did not compost.
NPR
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
September 23, 2014, 8am PDT
A travel article in the Dallas Morning News describes the Las Vegas Strip's recent changes as Las Vegas-style New Urbanism.
Dallas Morning News
August 25, 2014, 6am PDT
The Great Recession ended in the summer of 2009. Unemployment has fallen and consumer spending has risen, as have most economic metrics save one: vehicle miles traveled. There is a list of reasons why VMT hasn't risen, and perhaps won't.
Fortune
August 18, 2014, 9am PDT
Something strange is taking place in the City by the Bay. It's not just experiencing a growth in carless households—carless households are actually replacing those with cars.
S.F. Streetsblog
Blog post
August 12, 2014, 8am PDT
Denver's investments in placemaking—guided by the city's great appeal to Millennials—are a mixed bag of hits, misses, and open questions.
Dean Saitta
August 3, 2014, 1pm PDT
Everyone knows a Millennial-friendly neighborhood when they see one, but which places are most friendly to the wallets of Millennials?
RealtyTrac
July 23, 2014, 7am PDT
Unlike the message of an annoying commercial, bigger may not be better in the real estate market. Residential developers in Washington D.C. have found that millennials like small studios, or micro-units, provided the spaces are well designed.
The Washington Post
July 8, 2014, 12pm PDT
Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic Inga Saffron writes of a possible political awakening among Millennials in Philadelphia in response to the old guard's efforts to stifle progressive parking and zoning decisions.
Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
Trulia Trends Blog
June 30, 2014, 6am PDT
Although the recession disrupted household creation by Millennials, a new study from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies suggests the generation will soon start to create households in large, influential numbers.
The Washington Post
June 5, 2014, 2pm PDT
Although the skateboard's been around for a while, recent modifications to traditional designs are targeting skateboards for an older, wealthier demographic.
The Wall Street Journal
May 29, 2014, 6am PDT
A recent post by Paul Mackie takes inspiration from a new book called "It's Complicated" to explore how parents might be driving teens further into technology-enabled isolation and torpidity.
Mobility Lab
May 19, 2014, 2pm PDT
Recent studies have found that trends born of the Great Recession have left Millennials stuck in place. A recent article places the current milieu in context by comparing historic rates of mobility.
Bloomberg View
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, 5am PDT
A recent study finds evidence of an overwhelming desire by Millennials to live multi-modal, car-lite lifestyles. They're even prepared to move to find what they want.
Transportation for America
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.”
Pew Research Center
April 13, 2014, 11am PDT
An article on the Metro Trends Blog finds that data do not support the common narrative that young people are moving to cities in huge numbers. Most cities, according to the study, lost more adults aged 20-35 than they gained between 2000 and 2012.
Metro Trends