Oh, Where Will the Millennials Move Next?
Thursday, October 5, 2017
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. MDT
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Millennials are flocking to cities, and they’re not leaving… Wait, millennials are moving back to suburbs… Wait, millennials work from anywhere and are moving to smaller cities for the lifestyle they want…
What’s the real deal with millennials? What if they stay in cities? What if they leave?
This session examines demographic and economic trends and what’s driving millennial choices, considering what this means for urban and economic development, in places both big and small.
1. How millennials’ location choices and the mobility of work are affecting cities, both large and small
2. Whether attracting millennials is a viable economic development strategy
3. If, where, and how this group should be considered in future planning
Examining demographic, economic, and migration trends, this session will consider the impact the “millennial” generation has been having on urban areas, and how this may or may not change in the future. As many cities look to this group for both population and economic development, by considering the experiences of a variety of cities (of a variety of sizes), this session will try to answer the question of how much attention should be paid to this group and the impact they may have moving forward.
1. This session will be focused on demographic data and the implications of demographic trends on city and town economic development and housing planning.
2. The session will be led by Dan Guimond, a economist and planner with over 30 year’s experience in economic and demographic analysis experience with cities, towns, counties, and regional planning agencies throughout the western US. The session will explore how the socioeconomic characteristics of the millennial population differ from previous generations and the associated impacts on urban migration patterns and anticipated responses from city planners and the private development community.
3. Attendance will be monitored and recorded with Dan Guimond as the point of contact
Shelia Booth, firstname.lastname@example.org