The Future of the City Doesn’t Have to be Childless

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
This article is in response to the recently published article from The Atlantic, “The Future of the City is Childless.” The article presents demographic data on the declining number of children in high-density cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., noting that in these cities, the fastest growing group is wealthy, college-educated whites without children, while families with children older than six are on the decline. The article points to the very real and pressing concerns facing many of today’s “superstar” cities, the rise of urban “workism” that favors capital and profit over family, the high and increasing costs of urban living, neighborhoods catering to millennial tastes for lattes and brunch spots over other amenities and services, and the simple fact that raising a kid in a city can be hard. Follow this link to read more. Sourced from: Brookings