Who’s Moving to the Cities, Who Isn’t: Comparing American Cities

A Center for Community Progress Research brief by Alan Mallach


"The fact that something is happening in American cities is beyond dispute...Is it just about the march of the millennials to the cities, or, as many writers claim, is it about a shift in preferences cutting across generations; and is it affecting all American cities to roughly the same extent, or are certain cities benefiting, while others are falling behind? More specifically...how are these trends affecting the nation’s distressed older industrial cities, the legacy cities? By looking at one highly important indicator - where college-educated adults at different age levels are living and where they are moving - this research brief attempts to offer some initial thoughts on those questions." 


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