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dc.contributor.supervisor Townshend, Ivan
dc.contributor.author Burgess, Trina
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-10T21:57:51Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-10T21:57:51Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4857
dc.description.abstract The housing preferences and residential geography of the Millennial generation are different than those of previous generations and that has implications for the urban landscape. Young people are delaying the traditional milestones of adulthood such as marriage and childbearing, even buying a car, and instead are increasingly found in walkable, amenity rich urban centres where they congregate in high-density housing in historically high concentrations. This leads many to ask if this trend is indicative of a new normal of urban renewal or if it is just a temporary phenomenon. This research examines the locational preferences of Millennials in Calgary by analysing interviews with 37 young adults in three distinctive regions of Calgary that had high concentrations of the oldest Millennials in the 2011 Canadian census. We find that there are a range of attributes that are important determinants of why Millennials choose to live where they do, and that there are some differences between inner city and suburban Millennials. The main themes that emerged were constraints, neighbourhood attributes, housing attributes, employment based considerations, transportation attributes, social attributes of the neighbourhood, psychological benefits people receive from living in a particular place, and family or household considerations. These results support the findings of the literature. Also, the effects of the current downturn in the Calgary economy is discussed in terms of how it affects the neighbourhoods and residential decisions of participants. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship SSHRC en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Geography en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject housing preference en_US
dc.subject Millennial generation en_US
dc.subject neighbourhood amenities en_US
dc.subject residential location en_US
dc.subject urban geography en_US
dc.title Residential location of Millennials : a Calgary case study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0366 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0938 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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