March 10, 2017

Redefining Suburbs Part I: Understanding the Trends 11:00  -  12:30 Redefining Suburbs Part I: Understanding the Trends Salon A/B

Redefining Suburbs Part I: Understanding the Trends

Numerous demographic and economic factors are combining to make redevelopment the new normal. Millennials are seeking live/work/play environments and are postponing the purchase of homes and sometimes even cars. The “drive til you qualify” strategy of homeownership — trading a long commute for a big new house in a far-flung, car-dependent exurb — has fallen victim to the Great Recession. What do these trends mean for New Jersey’s suburbs? And what even counts as a “suburb” anyway? Panelists will discuss these trends and their likely implications for New Jersey communities.

Track Sponsor: New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Panel sponsor: Edison Properties

Tim Evans presentation

Carl Goldberg presentation

James Hughes presentation

 

Session Category :  Planning & Design