The future is near, design for it

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Are we designing communities for the next 50 years or the past 50? 


“Almost half of all 18 to 34-year-old drivers are driving less, and nearly two-thirds would drive less if alternative transportation options were available.”

~ Survey: Half of Gen Y would rather text than drive, USA Today

Graphic via Baby Boomers drive boom in new car sales (Freep)

“Those students, who are starting their college life as soon as today, are the youngest of a tech-infused millennial generation who – in sharp contrast to Baby Boomers and other previous generations – no longer view a driver’s license as a rite of passage into adulthood.”

~Marketing shift seen for Millennial generation, SFGate

  1. May 16, 2012 at 9:03 am

    A great real-world example of this is what they did in Elk Rapids with Shorts proposal to purchase the old Beck’s Mustard factory – scuttling the proposal in favor of a parking lot. Elk Rapids needs additional parking very rarely and additional visitors almost all the time.

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