What do baby boomers and millennials share in common? A love for urban living! In this month’s issue, we look at how urban lifestyles and all of its amenities have become the lifestyle of choice for both population cohorts. Interestingly as this shift has occurred, so has the attitude about urban freeways. Once seen as a sign of progress, freeways running through urban cores are now on the chopping block. Cities are tearing them down to reclaim open space and create new parks for residents seeking to live in newly spruced up downtowns. In a related matter, our final article examines the issue of affordable housing. As the pool of funds and financing tools continue to diminish, experts are struggling to identify solutions to keep production up with demand. Maybe the battle of the ages has come to an end and now that cities are welcoming young and old alike.
Cecilia V. Estolano | Jennifer LeSar | Katherine A. Perez-Estolano