Walking the Walk

Urban design from the front lines

Kevin Klinkenberg

Using urban design to make our lives more enjoyable and create wealth

This site is for all those interested in the making of cities and towns, and especially the lives of the humans that inhabit them. Kevin Klinkenberg is an architect and urban designer who's practiced from coast-to-coast. 

A take-down on generational memes

Kelly Williams Brown offers a great take-down of typical media and framing on generations in this TedX talk. Since I've offered my own screeds about this before here, here and here, I enjoy seeing someone much younger than me state it so simply and well. My favorite line is towards the end:

"I don't think that there's anything especially wrong about Millennials. I think we're exactly the same as every generation before us."

In my efforts to shed light on actual "generational" data and stereotypes, I actually am trying to hit the opposite point that Brown is making - there's nothing especially great about Millennials. Because in the world of planning and cities, that's all you read or hear in the media. It's time to take a step back and get past silly stereotypes.