Neighborhoods Attractive To Millennials Will Grow Detroit’s Economy
If Detroit wants to attract more companies and jobs to downtown, city planners need to focus on creating livable, walkable neighborhoods where people in their 20s and 30s can afford to live. Talent is driving where companies locate, so if Detroit creates neighborhoods that attract young professionals, employers will follow, said John Waller, Gensler managing director and senior associate in the Detroit office, at Bisnow’s Detroit State of the Market event last week. Gensler is advising the city on how to make this happen. With clients worldwide, Waller said Gensler can be bring a global perspective to Detroit’s redevelopment efforts. “We are working with the city to bring lessons learned from around the world on creating affordable neighborhoods,” he said.