Portland's Young and Restless, Live webcast, Forum on Sustainability and the Economy, June 25
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Portland's Young and the Restless: What does it all mean?
A Special Forum on Sustainability and the Economy, June 25, 12-2 pm
(pacific), PSU Urban Center, 506 SW Mill, Room 204
What do 25 to 34 year olds want from cities? And what does it mean for
the Portland region?
The U.S. is in the midst of a major demographic shift, one with profound
implications for the economic health of metropolitan areas. While the
retirement of baby boomers has been much anticipated, less attention has
been given to the precipitous decline in the number of young adults
entering the nation's workforce. This cohort typifies many of the values
expressed in Richard Florida's creative class. Young and restless, they
have moved among regions across the country and settled within cities and
subrubs in different ways than their parents. What does it mean for the
Portland region and our ability to create a healthy and sustainable
economy that we are a magnet for this demographic group?
Please join us for the Portland debut of a year long national study on
25-34 year old's location choices and demographics conducted by
Portland-based economist Joe Cortright (http://www.impresaconsulting.com/) and nationally syndicated radio host and community consultant Carol
Forum on Sustainability and the Economy
Free event sponsored by the New Economy Observatory at the Institute of
Portland Metropolitan Studies, School of Urban Studies and Planning,
Portland State University
This event will be held on Friday, June 25, from 12-2 pm pacific at PSU's
Urban Center, 506 SW Mill Portland, Room 204. (Campus map at this link http://www.pdx.edu/campus/) It will also be broadcast live on the web at http://www.media.pdx.edu (click on Distance Learning Center Stream #1 or #2). On-line viewers may
participate in real time, submitting questions via email to imsforum@... . Free video of this event will be archived on the website of the
Institute at http://www.upa.pdx.edu/IMS/about/events.html .