Economic Struggles are Biggest Hurdle to Millennials 'Going Green'
By Michael Kuhne, AccuWeather.Com Staff Writer
April 23, 2014; 5:02 AM
An estimated 80 million Americans, ranging in age between their late teens and mid-30s, will change the way Americans live within the next decade, according to a report written by John McIlwain of the Urban Land Institute.
With a growing demand among young adults to live in more connected, urban communities, it remains unclear if they will make the push toward a more environmentally sustainable future.
"The age of suburbanization and growing homeownership is over," McIlwain said in his 2010 report. "The demographics of the next decade indicate that the market for urban living will continue to grow."
Of those individuals comprising Generation Y, or Gen-Y, 76 percent place a high value on walkability in communities,
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