Published by Brookings Institution, 2004
This paper examines a series of projected trends at the national, state and metropolitan levels to determine the estimated demand for new housing, commercial and industrial space over the next quarter century through 2030.
- In 2030, about half of the buildings in which Americans live, work and shop will have been built after 2000.
- Overall, most new growth will occur in the south and the west.
- The projected demand for industrial space in the midwest outpaces that of the other regions.
- Nearly half of what will be the built environment in 2030 didn't exist in 2004, which gives the current generation a vital opportunity to reshape future development.
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