Millennials

April 6, 2016, 8am PDT
Economist Jed Kolko's recent study on how the lack in affordability of cities determines who's moving there, whose moving out, and how these changes are shaping cities and suburbs. His paper is the basis for several articles by leading urban writers.
The Atlantic
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.
Grist
March 9, 2016, 11am PST
A controversy has emerged over the future of transportation in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, especially as it relates to demographics of the coveted "millennial workforce" variety.
The Virginian Pilot
March 1, 2016, 7am PST
How will millennial homebuyers change suburbia, or will they? Realtors observe that millennials relocating from the city look for parts of their urban lifestyle, e.g., walkable neighborhoods, yet they also have traditional suburban tastes.
Marketplace
February 23, 2016, 2pm PST
The largest cohort of Millennials (those born in 1990) recently turned 25, leaving only smaller waves of their generational peers to follow. Are economic and generational trends primed for another, suburban shift?
The Urban Edge
February 20, 2016, 7am PST
Ken Greenberg, the former director of architecture and urban design for the city of Toronto, sits down to discuss how Toronto needs to transform to ensure a less auto-reliant future that serves a changing demographic of younger urban dwellers.
Metro
February 14, 2016, 7am PST
It's not just millennials anymore. A new study finds more people are going without driver's licenses than in previous decades.
NPR
January 29, 2016, 9am PST
Aurora, Colorado recently approved a large, transit-adjacent project designed to appeal to a younger set than is currently living in the city. Some entrenched interests were not happy with the decision.
The Denver Post
January 7, 2016, 12pm PST
Several key factors, not the least of which was cheap gas, combined to make 2015 a record year for new passenger vehicle sales, smashing the 2009 record of 10.4 million sales and edging-out the prior record of 17.40 million sales in 2000.
The Washington Post
December 2, 2015, 11am PST
The "hipsterification" of cities is a well-known phenomenon. But as the millennial generation ages and settles down, will they import that same cultural ethos to locations more suburban?
The Washington Post
December 2, 2015, 10am PST
Guess which group is losing faith in the American Dream? Washington Post Wonkblog reporters Jim Tankersley and Scott Clement write on a Fusion 2016 Issues Poll released December 1 that surveys millennials on their chances for upward mobility.
The Washington Post Wonkblog
October 22, 2015, 10am PDT
If you thought inflation and fuel efficiency, along with politicians unwillingness to raise gas taxes were the main causes of America's decaying road and bridges, S&P adds another contributing factor—millennial transportation preferences.
Marketwatch
October 21, 2015, 6am PDT
Yonah Freemark throws cold water on the notion that the country is becoming less auto-dependent. Yes, millennials are less auto-oriented than older were, but they haven't stopped per-capita vehicle miles traveled from increasing.
the transport politic
October 11, 2015, 11am PDT
Millennials in the Bay Area are feeling priced out, and may bolt if they can't find housing they can afford.
Next City
October 6, 2015, 8am PDT
A list of cities with the highest percentage of homebuyers described by the category of Millennial is conspicuously absent of expensive, coastal cities.
Bloomberg Business
August 18, 2015, 7am PDT
Proof from the Census Bureau's latest American Community Survey on commuting by auto shows that millennials, if they live in cities, do indeed drive less. Census researcher Brian McKenzie describes the finding in the bureau's blog, Random Samplings.
Random Samplings
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 30, 2015, 5am PDT
It's been a while since 2008, and a new crop of homeowners is colonizing the far-flung exurbs. Mostly foreclosed and even abandoned last time around, the exurbs are still a risky buy.
Bloomberg Business
July 6, 2015, 9am PDT
It's no secret that Millennials will use alternate modes when they're available and accessible. It's also no secret that adapting streets to those modes—and using them—can be a bargain.
Governing
July 3, 2015, 1pm PDT
Millennials are loving their center cities these days, with their lofts and bars and yoga studios. But what happens when Millennials start to have families and don't quite fit, physically or culturally, into city life anymore?
Next City