The future shape of housing in U.S. cities and suburbs, including metropolitan Washington, is destined to change significantly. Whether detached, attached, part of a residential cluster or in a multiunit building, more and more dwellings in coming decades will look less and less like the home you now inhabit or the home where your parents grew up. Future housing types will be influenced primarily by substantial changes in household demographics and lifestyles. Additionally, evolving technological innovations, coupled with economic conditions making homes increasingly less affordable, will affect the future form of housing. Such changes also will have an impact on land-use planning and regulation, in turn affecting patterns of urban growth, new development and redevelopment in cities and suburbs.
Source: The Washington Post