New Year’s Reception of La Fabrique de la Cité – Millennials: An Urban Legend?

Event Paris

Millennials: the omnipresent term alternately arouses doubt, irony, and weariness. This remarkable Millennial, to whom the media so often attribute profoundly distinctive characteristics, is, above all, a mystery, more an object of fantasy than scientific deduction. Are Millennials really those ultra-connected urban youths, detached from the idea of ownership, uninterested in cars and traditional offices? La Fabrique de la Cité examined seven popular beliefs on topics as varied as housing, mobility, and political engagement, to deconstruct the Millennial “urban legend” in a report published in January 2017. The findings born of this report were presented during its New Year’s Reception, held on 31 January 2017 at Ground Control Charolais in Paris. On this occasion, La Fabrique de la Cité welcomed Laetitia Moreau, director of the documentary “Génération Quoi ?”, Sarcelles-based entrepreneur Fatima Idhammou, and sociologist Claudine Attias-Donfut who debated the relevance of the concept of “Millennials”.


Date: 31 January 2017

Location: Ground Control Charolais, Paris


La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.

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