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  • US cities set out to seduce Gen Y
  • US cities set out to seduce Gen Y
    Edwin (2010) ©

US cities set out to seduce Gen Y

A million young Americans relocate every year. Whether they’re part of the 1.2 million that headed South for lower costs and hotter climates between 2010 and 2013, or they want to become one of New York’s eight million inhabitants, they’re not sitting still. And smaller US cities want their pick of the litter.



  • Article image Why Americans, young and old, are heading South

    Drawn to a warm climate, Southern hospitality and economic opportunity, 1.2 million people left the Northeast and Midwest for the Sun Belt states between 2010 and 2013. But how will this mass migration to the South shape America’s urban development, cultural diversity and economic future? 

  • Horizontal skyscrapers provide housing in LA Horizontal skyscrapers provide housing in LA

    Living in a high-rise is notoriously lonely; there are no fences to chat across and no reasons to venture up to the 15th floor to meet your neighbours. An LA-based ‘horizontal skyscraper’ is providing dense housing, but instead of building up, homes are spread across, recreating the feel of a neighbourhood.

  • Article image Why are 30-somethings leaving London?

    “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life,” so the saying goes. But men and women between the ages of 30 and 39 are fleeing the capital. Are property prices just driving them out, or is London really cooling? Will the supposed mass migration prompt a rebalancing of pricing and opportunities?

  • Article image What does a Millennial’s home look like?

    In 2013, property prices in the UK increased by over 11%. Living spaces may be getting more expensive (and smaller) but new schemes aim to make houses better connected and personally serviced too. How are people and brands reacting to the changing nature of our homes?