Millennials Now Majority Homeowners
Just over half of people in the ‘Y’ generation now own homes, but the largest generation also continues to dominate the rental market.
Generation Z Is Driving Less, But History Indicates It Won’t Last
Think Generation Z will usher in the long-awaited post-car future of transit advocates’ dreams? Think again (about the example set by the Millennials).
Wave of Household Growth Likely Cresting, Relieving Crowded Housing Markets
A recent series of data on the growth of households in the United States reveals the unprecedented scale of housing demand in recent years.
Brookings: A Demographic Post-Mortem of the Midterms
Young adults, according to a deep dive analysis by Brookings Metro demographer William Frey, were a key demographic group responsible for stopping the red wave that most polling predicted as the likely outcome of last month's midterm elections.
U.S. Faces Historic Housing Shortages, With Roots in the Recession and Local Zoning Restrictions
The long-term effects of the Great Recession were timed very poorly for millions of Millennials aging into homebuying years. The pandemic and the traditional zoning preferences of communities aren't doing first-time homebuyers any favors.
Has the Millennial Housing Boom Only Just Begun?
The largest, most diverse generation in U.S. history has experienced setbacks, but many are now moving past student debt and the effects of the Great Recession into their prime buying years.
Ride-Hailing Prices Skyrocket as the U.S. Emerges From the Pandemic
A shortage of drivers and spiking demand are driving Uber and Lyft prices higher than ever as the companies struggle to achieve profitability.
Separating Millennial Myths From Reality
The most-dissected generation (yet, at least) is coming of age, and it's time to reevaluate assumptions about their place in the world.
High Housing Costs Are Bad News for Older Millennials
Burdened by rising housing costs, many millennials are finding it increasingly difficult to pay off debt or save for the future.
Study Finds Seniors Could Be Stuck with Unsellable Homes in the Future
A new paper predicts that home-buying trends among younger generations will lead to a flood of homes that older homeowners will not be able to sell.
COVID's New Demographic
Younger people are making up more of the new cases of COVID-19 as the coronavirus explodes in the Sunbelt states, particularly Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas, bringing with it new attention on bars as settings for high viral transmission.
Model Predicts Next U.S. Coronavirus Epicenter
For the third consecutive day, COVID-19 cases in the Sunshine State have set records, exceeding 4,000 for the first time. PolicyLab in Philadelphia now predicts Florida will be the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. by mid-July.
Affordable Housing Challenges in Beltway Suburbs
More people are moving to suburban counties, but a lack of affordable housing in places such as Loudon County, Virginia, means the suburbs are not an option for a growing number of people.
Are Cities Really Losing Millennials?
Despite headlines to the contrary, the nation's most urbanized places appear to have gained thirtysomethings in recent years.
A New Strategy for Attracting Big City Millennials: Build Ax-Throwing Bars
Two New Jersey suburbs of New York City are taking an interesting approach to attracting New York City Millennials looking for refuge from the high cost of rent in the Big Apple.
The Decade in Urban Planning
A look back at the biggest stories and themes from the world of urban planning in the decade that was the 2010s.
Homebuilders Aren't Keeping Pace With Millennial Demand
Places with a lot of Millennials are building homes, just not enough to keep pace with the large number of Millennials coming of homebuying age.
U.S. Migration Reaches 72-Year Low
Staying in place is more and more the norm, even among historically mobile young people.
Debunking the 'Millennials Are Fleeing Cities' Narrative
One of the most-read stories in the urbanism world last week was a Wall Street Journal article about young people between the ages of 25 to 39 leaving the largest U.S. cities. Not so fast with all that, says Jose Cortright.
Millennials Leaving the Big City
New York City continues to lose young adults between the ages of 25 and 39, but it isn't the only city seeing a net out-migration of Millennials and younger Generation Xers.
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