Young People

Girl Friends

Better Public Spaces for Teenage Girls

A growing design movement seeks to provide parks and playgrounds that meet the unique needs of teen girls.

June 3, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Climate Change protest

More Baby Boomers and Fewer Young People: More Dependents Among the U.S. Population

The first baby Boomers turned 65 in 2011, and now the population of the United States has a growing number of residents over the age of 65. The country also has fewer people under the age of 14.

July 5, 2020 - U.S. Census Bureau


Demand for City Living Hasn't Declined Yet, According to Real Estate Searches

Media is full of stories about people fleeing the city for suburban or even rural climes during the pandemic. The data from real estate search sites tell a different story.

June 16, 2020 - CityLab

Kids Biking

LeBron James Wants Kids to Bike

The NBA star says bikes have played an important role in his life, and he wants young people to have the same access and freedom that biking gave him.

March 2, 2020 - Outside

Housing Construction

Report: Low Housing Production Stymies Entry-Level Buyers

According to this report, the trends point to a "less diverse, older, higher-income" crop of homebuyers as low production locks out the young and many people of color.

January 8, 2020 - Curbed San Francisco

Saint Louis gateway arch and Kiener Park

A Call for Youth Involvement in Planning the Future

Planning for the future should involve people who are going to live the future.

October 15, 2019 - St. Louis Riverfront Times

Uptown Oakland

Minorities Have Dominated Millennial Urban Growth

Despite the impression that young white people have reshaped cities' demographics, research shows that non-white Millennials account for the greater part of that growth.

March 1, 2018 - Brookings

Small Town Craft Brewery

Craft Beer and Small Towns—A Perfect Pairing

NPR has identified a cultural phenomenon in rural America: craft beer is economic development—and a draw for young people.

October 8, 2017 - NPR via KPCC

Millennial Bike

Is This How Millennials Prefer Their Suburbs?

As more young people express a preference for suburban life, Alan M. Berger gives us a vision of tomorrow's suburbs: smart and sustainable, but still spread out.

September 17, 2017 - The New York Times

Uhaul Trucks

Op-Ed: More Domestic Migration Needed in the United States

An op-ed in the New York Times makes a cogent case for increasing movement between states for self-betterment, specifically from high unemployment states to states like New Hampshire and North Dakota, and what policy changes would encourage it.

June 1, 2016 - The New York Times

Full House Painted Ladies

Most Young Adults Living With Their Parents for the First Time in 130 Years

A Pew Research Center analysis of Census Data reveals a fundamental shift in the way U.S. residents are living—last true in a time closer to the Civil War than the 20th century.

May 25, 2016 - Pew Research Center

Is Generation Y Weaning Off the Automobile?

Angie Schmitt discusses new research from U.S. PIRG indicating youngsters are relying on their cars less than the generation before them, motivated by more than just thinning pocketbooks.

April 8, 2012 - Streetsblog

Youthful, Creative Detroit Crawls Out of Shadow of Decline

Young creative people are moving to Detroit, launching new businesses and civic ventures that are creating a new identity for a city plagued by associations with decline.

July 7, 2011 - The New York Times

The Young and the Rust Belt

After decades of decline in their populations, young creative types are fueling the rebirth of Rust Belt cities.

August 17, 2010 - The New York Times

Top Cities for Young Canadians

Focusing on aspects like earning potential and lifestyle cost, a consulting group has determined the 20 best Canadian cities for young people.

July 30, 2009 - The Vancouver Sun

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Harvard GSD Executive Education

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