Why Urban Demographers are Right About the Trend Toward Downtowns and Walkable Suburbs

Why Urban Demographers are Right About the Trend Toward Downtowns and Walkable Suburbs

This means that, even if Mallach is right in his predictive generalization that today’s loft-dwelling Millennials will become tomorrow’s auto-dependent suburbanites – and I don’t believe there is evidence that the generation will make such uniform choices – there will still be plenty of people in the market for urban and walkable suburban homes. And, yes, some of them will be empty-nesting seniors who must or prefer to reduce their driving. While many will remain in their current, automobile-dependent suburban homes until forced out by infirmity – I have sad personal experience with this – I believe that many of those who do move will choose walkable environments as their new communities

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