Prof Dunham-Jones says this generation is more interested in the amenities of the city than their parents

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Americans are abandoning their white-picket fences, two-car garages and neighborhood cookouts in favor of a penthouse view downtown and shorter walk to work. During the five years since the recession, single-family homebuilding has remained lower than it has been in decades. “Unlike their parents, who calculated their worth in terms of square feet, ultimately inventing the McMansion, […] this generation is more interested in the amenities of the city itself: great public spaces, walkability, diverse people and activities with which they can participate,” says prof. Dunham-Jones. As the number of apartment buildings under construction continues to rise, it appears the exodus to the cities won’t be slowing anytime soon.

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  • Created On: Sep 5, 2014 - 11:31am
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