Beyond the Baby Boom Time Warp,So Get Over It Already

APA Arizona Chapter


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


of Arizona



Arthur C. Nelson

Dr. Arthur C. (Christian “Chris”) Nelson, FAICP, is Presidential Professor of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah where he is also Director of the Metropolitan Research Center, adjunct Professor of Finance in the David E. Eccles School of Business, and Co-Director of the Master of Real Estate Development program. Dr. Nelson has written more than 20 books and more than 300 other works. Sponsors of his work include the NSF, HUD, DOT, EPA, National Association of Realtors, Urban Land Institute, and The Brookings Institution among others. Prior to joining the Utah faculty, Dr. Nelson served at Georgia Tech for 15 years where he earned accelerated tenure and promotion to full professor, and founded the urban policy and land development graduate programs; and six years at Virginia Tech where he was founded the Urban Affairs and Planning Program at the Alexandria Center and was Co-Director of the Metropolitan Institute. His students have won numerous national awards including the top ... Read More