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Young Families Typically Leave Cities for the Suburbs. Here’s How to Keep Them Downtown.

Cities are losing families because families need bigger homes, while developers have every incentive to squeeze in as many small homes as possible, to maximize their profit per square foot. Unless cities step in, that’s what developers will keep doing. Urbanist Brent Toderian explains how Vancouver held onto its families. He says that there are three elements of family-friendly city design: bigger housing, amenities for families, and a safe, welcoming public realm. Read more... Read more