Beyond the Baby Boom Time Warp,So Get Over It Already
Thursday, November 5, 2015
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. MST
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Take-Away: This session will impress upon participants the
magnitude of sweeping demographic changes affecting
housing demand and how to address them.
Description: The Baby Boom occurred between 1946 and
1964. Boomer parents created suburban America. When
they grew up, Boomers raised their children in the landscape
they knew best: suburbia. Between 1990 and 2010, Boomers
accounted for 80+% of the demand for suburban homes; they
needed space to raise families. That was then but this is now.
Between 2010 and 2030, Boomers will account for 70%+ of
the demand for downsizing housing. Plans and zoning codes
designed to meet the needs of the Boomers of the past are
antiquated as the next several decades of Boomer housing
demand will be fundamentally different.
Moderator: Arthur C. Nelson, FAICP, Associate Dean for Research
and Professor of Planning and Real Estate Development, College
of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, University
Arthur C. Nelson