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Monday, April 10, Reception at 5:00, Lecture at 5:30pm
College of Architecture and Planning, Room 2005, CU Building, 1250 14th Street, Denver

Rolf Pendall, PhD, Co-director, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
“Building Inclusion into the Millennial City”

Rolf PendallThe U.S. city was built for the Baby Boom. Its bones were formed when the U.S. was in its final decades of legal apartheid and fleshed out over four decades of rising inequality. The Baby Boom is still here and will continue to shape cities, suburbs, and rural areas. But we now need to accommodate new generations—starting with the Millennials—whose coming of age requires millions of new rental housing units. Where will this housing be built? How will established housing and communities adapt to meet their needs while also allowing Baby Boomers to live comfortably well into old age? How do the answers to these questions differ depending on where we look? Pendall discusses recent trends, charts out national future prospects, suggests alternative scenarios for local areas, and identifies policies, practices, and incentives that could make Millennial Cities more inclusive in 50 years than Baby Boomer cities are today.

Rolf Pendall is co-director of the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. In this role, he leads a team of over 40 experts on a broad array of housing, community development, and economic development topics, consistent with Urban’s nonpartisan, evidence-based approach to economic and social policy. Pendall’s research expertise includes metropolitan growth trends; land-use planning and regulation; federal, state, and local affordable housing policy and programs; and racial residential segregation and the concentration of poverty. He directs the Urban Institute’s Mapping America’s Futures project, a platform for exploring implications of future demographic change at the local level. From 1998-2010, Pendall was a professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. He has a PhD in City and Regional Planning from University of California, Berkeley, MSCRP, Community and Regional Planning and MA in Latin American Studies from The University of Texas-Austin, and AB, Sociology and Anthropology, from Kenyon College. Visit the Urban Institute website.

Spring 2017 Lecture Series Poster

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