This young family is paid well to look happy. They’d much rather live in the city. Somewhere on the way back to the city, Americans got sidetracked. Polling by the real estate advising firm RCLCO finds that 88 percent of Millenials want to live in cities. Their parents, the Baby Boomers, also express a burning desire to live in denser, less car-dependent settings. But in the past decade, many major cities saw population declines, and the overwhelming majority of population growth was in the suburbs. The trends have spawned stories like this one, from America's Finest News Source, headlined, "Family …
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Greg Hanscom is a senior editor at Grist. He tweets about cities, bikes, transportation, policy, and sustainability at @ghanscom.
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