The Atlantic’s inaugural Generations Forum convened leading scholars, demographers, health professionals, and urban planners for a half-day event focused on the top political, social, and economic issues and opportunities facing America as an unprecedented demographic shift takes hold.
In the coming years, 77 million aging baby boomers will create a need for new infrastructure and services in communities across the nation, particularly in the housing and transportation sectors. As lifespan continues to increase, we must look for both common sense and innovative solutions in healthcare given the demands of an aging population. Meanwhile, increased longevity will leave many Americans concerned about a secure financial plan for the future.
Conversations looked at how breakthrough technology, urban transit trends, social mores, and new approaches to land development and architecture are creating more livable communities, and experts assessed the changing labor force for families that may lack the financial security of the previous generation.
In a series of panel discussions and keynote interviews, The Atlantic’s Generations Forum analyzed how individuals, communities, and policymakers can seize opportunities to adapt to this new societal structure and embrace the demographic realities of America’s future.
The Atlantic's Generations Forum
Wednesday May 22
12:30 PM-4:30 PM
Newseum Knight Conference Center, Floor 8
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
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Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter
with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg
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