Not All Young People will Abandon their Cars and Leave the Suburbs by @thiscitylifeyvr

Aerial View of Coquitlam - a Metro Vancouver suburb. More studies show that young people in North America - the millennial generation - are forgoing car ownership and choosing to live in cities over suburbs. Before these findings get urbanists exchanging high-fives at their successful redesign of downtown centres, I am not convinced that we should be celebrating just yet. It only took a recent trip to IKEA to confirm that the suburban dream is alive and well. In a panic at having not started creating a nursery for our future son (due in a few months), last weekend my husband and I took a trip out to the suburbs to visit IKEA. The place was full of young families –all between the ages of 25-40 – buying furniture for their suburban homes and packing that furniture into their personal vehicles. They were not riding bikes to their downtown condos like this admirable fellow in ...

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