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Thursday, April 5 • 3:10pm - 4:35pm
TH3.10.06 Planning for the Millennial City

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This panel will address the impacts that Millennials are having on U.S. cities. The Millennial generation (born 1981 to 1997) is typically viewed as networked, flexibly employed, and centered in urban downtowns near lively cafes and abundant public transit. Yet, Millennials also are highly diverse and face pressing challenges of housing affordability and socioeconomic mobility. Panelists will discuss current demographic, housing, economic, and transportation trends related to the Millennial generation and their implications for urban planning and policymaking.


Moderator: Deirdre Pfeiffer, Arizona State University


Cementing Millennials Downtown: Expressions and Impacts 
Deirdre Pfeiffer, Arizona State University; Genevieve Pearthree, Arizona State University; Meagan Ehlenz, Arizona State University


Young Adults (Still) Living at Home: Exploring the Relationship Between Young Adults’ Propensity to Reside with Their Parents and Employment Precarity 
Markus Moos, University of Waterloo; Ashley Salvador, University of Waterloo


Making Space for the Millennial Economy: Planning for New Forms of Urban Production
Tara Vinodrai, University of Waterloo; Nichola Lowe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Elites and Exiles: Millennials in a Crowded Housing Market
Sarah Mawhorter, University of California Berkeley

Speakers
avatar for Tara Vinodrai, University of Waterloo

Tara Vinodrai, University of Waterloo

Associate Professor in the School of Environment, University of Waterloo
Tara Vinodrai is an Associate Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) and the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo, where she is also Director of the Local Economic Development graduate program. Her research... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Deirdre Pfeiffer, Arizona State University

Deirdre Pfeiffer, Arizona State University

Deirdre Pfeiffer is an Associate Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Dr. Pfeiffer is a housing planning scholar, with expertise on housing as a cause and effect... Read More →

Thursday April 5, 2018 3:10pm - 4:35pm
Linden (Mezzanine Floor)