The Boston chapter of the Urban Land Institute wants to know what the future of housing looks like to the generation that’s going to live in it. ULI Boston/New England’s Young Leaders Group has teamed up with the MassINC Polling Group to find out just what’s on the minds of Millennials as it relates to housing.
The survey, it seems, does not take for fact many of the assumptions of this generation’s lifestyle – while there are questions aimed at the ubiquitous (and highly stereotyped) biking-riding hipster, there are also questions about personal safety, quality of schools and personal housing preferences.
“Millennials,” by the way, are defined in this case as those in the 20–37 age bracket. The needs of the eldest in the generation differ greatly from the needs of the youngest, but the 17-year spread between them opens a fascinating range of opinions, wants and needs.
So get on it, Millennials! Now’s your chance to define for yourselves what you see as your most important housing needs. As Boston looks to its future and sees a distinct lack of housing, the voices of the people who live in and love the city are vitally important to shaping the future of development.
The survey results will be presented at the “What Millennials Want” panel program on November 9 at the offices of WilmerHale.
ULI Boston/New England is a chapter of the international nonprofit Urban Land Institute. ULI’s mission is “provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.”