According to USC urban planning professor Dowell Myers, cities have reached "peak millennial", so the presence of millennials in cities are poised for decline.
Natalie Delgadillo of CityLab writes that in 2015, millennials who were born in 1990 turned 25, which Myers believes marked the year they began taking work and housing more seriously. As larger groups of millennials grow older, many of them will begin looking for a suburban lifestyle.
“The number one rule is don’t get complacent,” Myers says. In his view, complacency abounds in cities surrounded by cultural chatter about a generation of young people permanently enamored with city life. After all, Millennials love cities!
“There’s a really understandable knee-jerk response to change: people want to freeze things the way they are. But that strangles a city,” Myers says. “Cities have to support new construction.”