Generation Y http://michiganradio.org en Michigan is home to the Motor City, but what if young people stop driving? http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-home-motor-city-what-if-young-people-stop-driving-0 <p>In a state like Michigan, with a history that&#39;s virtually inseparable from that of the automobile, it might be hard to imagine a life without cars. But according to&nbsp; <a href="http://www.uspirg.org/reports/usp/transportation-and-new-generation">a recent report</a>, an increasing number of the nation&#39;s young people are choosing to drive less or not to drive at all.</p><p>The report found that:</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 19:51:59 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7270 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan is home to the Motor City, but what if young people stop driving? Bringing neighborhoods together to keep young people in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/bringing-neighborhoods-together-keep-young-people-michigan <p>A community organizer in Grand Rapids is trying to improve neighborhoods to keep young people from moving out of&nbsp;the&nbsp;state.</p><p>&ldquo;Neighborhoods are sellable. Young people have a hard time right now staying in Michigan because they feel that there&rsquo;s not the same cultural aspects or the opportunities for growth like in&nbsp;bigger cities,&rdquo; Johannah Jelks said.</p><p>24-year-old Jelks started the grassroots group &ldquo;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Generation-X-Y-for-MI/253773278436">Generation X &amp;&nbsp;Y for MI</a>&rdquo; a few years ago as her peers were moving out of Michigan.&nbsp;&ldquo;But actually if you look on a micro-scale neighborhoods have been attracting young talent at a rapid rate,&rdquo; Jelks said. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 02:14:41 +0000 Lindsey Smith 7224 at http://michiganradio.org Bringing neighborhoods together to keep young people in Michigan Happy at home: Generation Y looks for success on its own terms http://michiganradio.org/post/happy-home-generation-y-looks-success-its-own-terms <p>Members of Generation Y---those Americans born in the 1980s and 1990s who are currently in college or cutting their teeth in the working world---have received their share of scrutiny in recent years. But where their parents might be discussed in terms of day-glo paint and ideological revolution, Gen Y-ers tends to garner attention for their inseparable relationship with technology and their bad timing, starting their adult lives in America&#39;s worst economic climate since the Great Depression.</p><p><b>Going Nowhere?</b></p><p>Last month, the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/opinion/sunday/the-go-nowhere-generation.html?_r=1">New York Times ran an op-ed piece</a> co-written by economist Todd Buchholz and his daughter Victoria, a student at Cambridge University. It bore the headline &ldquo;The Go-Nowhere Generation&rdquo; and in it the Buchholzs argued that unlike previous generations, Generation Y has &quot;become risk-averse and sedentary,&quot; unwilling to leave home in search of &quot;sunnier economic climes.&quot; Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:30:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 6826 at http://michiganradio.org Happy at home: Generation Y looks for success on its own terms