The US suburb was created to accommodate Baby Boomers. Now many of their kids, Millennials, are choosing cities.
But will they stay?
Millennials and, by extension, the areas they’re reshaping, face challenges: unemployment, high levels of debt, and the diverging fates of those with education and those without.
What do these struggles and the lifestyle preferences of the largest generation in US history mean for urban areas?
We discussed this with cities scholar Rolf Pendall and a leading urban affairs reporter, the Washington Post Wonkblog’s Emily Badger.
Svetlana Legetic, co-founder of Brightest Young Things, opened the conversation with observations from one increasingly young, vibrant city: Washington, DC. Millennials helped DC increase its population for the first time in 50 years. BYT is helping them decide how and where to connect.