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A New Generation: Are Millennials Changing the Game?
September 16, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Vancouver & ONLINE *live webcast @ 7:00 pm PST*
Room 1400 - SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings Street
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The New Generation: Are Millennials Changing the Game? Millennials’ values, preferences and priorities could affect your work, commute, home and community — now and in the future

Speaker: Dr. Markus Moos, University of Waterloo

Date: September 16, 7 pm PST
Admission: Free, but reservations are required. Reserve
Please note that this lecture will be live webcast at the following link: http://creative-services.sfu.ca/broadcast/

The New York Times has mentioned "Millennials" 122 times between January and August 2014 on topics ranging from TV and pop music to travel and literature. Why the interest? Millennials, born between the early 80s and the new millennium, are a significant and influential demographic— outnumbering even the baby boomers. The roughly 9 million Millennials across Canada and over 500,000 here in Metro Vancouver think, communicate, travel and work differently. Understanding how they impact housing, transportation, jobs and communities is critical for planners, employers, real estate and technology developers, and anyone who interacts with this new wave of change-makers. Far fewer Millennials have driver's licences than previous generations, which is particularly relevant as we reach a critical juncture in transportation planning in our region with 1 million more people expected to join us by 2040.

Join Dr. Markus Moos, Assistant Professor in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo to learn more about how Millennials are different from young adults in Metro Vancouver 20 to 30 years ago; how their housing and commuting decisions are different from their previous cohorts; and —perhaps most importantly—what this means for transportation and housing in Metro Vancouver and beyond.

Additional lecture details can be found here.