September 10, 2014

Free Lecture: "Are Millennials Changing the Game?" – Sep 16

Millennials, born between the early 80s and the new millennium outnumber even the Baby Boomers. The roughly nine million Millennials across Canada and more than 500,000 here in Metro Vancouver think, communicate, travel and work differently than previous generations:

  • More than 25 per cent of Metro Vancouver’s population are Millennials.
  • The percentage of young adults living in neighbourhoods near transit is two to three times the Metro Vancouver average.
  • Living close to downtown is important to Millennials in cities across North America — in Vancouver, proximity to transit matters more than to downtown alone.
  • Fewer and fewer Millennials hold drivers’ licenses or own a vehicle, with a more than 10 per cent decrease among 25–to-29-year-olds and five per cent among 30-to-34-year-olds from 2004 to 2013. Young adults in 2011 used transit 11 per cent more than their counterparts in 1999.

Dr. Markus Moos, Assistant Professor of Planning, University of Waterloo, will share key insights into Millennials in Metro Vancouver, across Canada and internationally; their values; housing and commuting decisions; transportation preferences — and what this means for employers, developers, planners and other residents.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7 p.m.
SFU Harbour Center, Room 1400, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Registration to attend the talk is required here
Sponsored by TransLink and SFU City Program.

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  1. The old order changeth, and giveth way to the new. Who, I wonder, will be a part of this change, and who will fall by the wayside?

  2. What I wonder is with the millennial population as high as stated, which surprised me, why are we still voting in conservatives like Harper and Clark with their pro motordom agenda? My guess is the younger millennials choose not to vote, if they did we could vote these clowns out and get the environment and cities back on track.

  3. I suppose in the Sixties articles were written about the Baby Boomers changing the rules of the game. And then the majority grow up and start a family. I am curious about the stat “Young adults in 2011 used transit 11 per cent more than their counterparts in 1999” Doesn’t that coincide with the introduction of U-Pass?