Planning with (and for) Millennials

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
CM | 1.25
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You'll learn about:

  • How to create a better understanding of the issues that exist in engaging millennials in community planning
  • How to make local aspects of community planning relevant to the extremely mobile millennial generation
  • New approaches to capturing the attention of younger generations

According to census data, millennials surpassed the baby boomer generation in 2010 as the largest demographic group in the country. What does this mean for planning? Are planners fully engaging millennials? If so, what are the best practices? If not, how can the profession improve its outreach and education to this increasingly important group? 

This session explores the new realities, generalizations, and uncertainties of the millennial generation, and specifically addresses how this generation is affecting planning and design processes for better and for worse. Is this younger generation truly detached from the planning and design process? Or are they involved in "new" ways? The answer, as you might think, is not black and white. Come to this session ready to debate, share your experiences, and learn from the experiences of others.



    Nicholas Chen , AICP , Kimley-Horn & Associates , Irvine , CA (see bio)
    Katherine Poppel , EDSA , Springboro , OH (see bio)
    Ellen Forthofer , IndyGo (Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation) , Indianapolis , IN (see bio)
    Lucas Lindsey , Domi Station , Tallahassee , FL