Friday, January 25, 2008

Kids In Cities: A Key To Successful Cities

To follow up yesterday's post about the importance of keeping children in cities, here's a report by CEOs for Cities, which commissioned the Institute of Design to "get beyond the obvious to help us understand what cities can do to retain these workers and their families."

As CEOs for Cities points out, this is a critical issue for cities like Memphis, because 25-34 year-olds - a key to success for cities competing in the knowledge economy - are 30 percent more likely than other Americans to live within a three-mile radius of the CBD and they're an important market that will go missing if they leave when the kids come. Here's the final report.