IBS ‘Game Changers’ Spotlight: The New Suburbia

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Predictions that younger generations would refrain from ever moving out of the big cities—ultimately leading to the demise of the suburbs—may have been a bit overstated.

While many young people do prefer living near the urban core, a lack of affordable housing is driving large numbers of them to move away from the more costly, coastal cities and into Sunbelt metros such as San Antonio, Phoenix and Dallas—some of today’s fastest growing cities.

So yes, a significant portion of younger home buyers will be considering alternatives to the high-priced cities, especially as millennials increasingly start forming families of their own. But most have no intention of recreating their parents’ suburbia, either.

Greg Lindsay, a journalist, urbanist, speaker and a senior fellow at NewCities Foundation, a global nonprofit committed to shaping a better urban future, will be a featured speaker at the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) where he will delve deeper into the misconceptions about millennial consumers.

Lindsay speaks frequently about globalization, innovation and the future of cities, and he is also a two-time Jeopardy! Champion — and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s Watson.

Check out Lindsay’s thought-provoking Game Changers keynote presentation at IBS 2019 – The New Suburbia: Myths & Realities of Cities, Suburbs & the Millennial Home Buyer, Thursday, Feb. 21, from 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Game Changers sessions are open to all attendees with Full Registration or 1-Day Education passes valid for the day of the session. Learn more.

 

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