Welcome to the Institute for New Suburbanism Website!
The INS creates a forum for dialogue on suburban planning, design, and development at local, regional, and global levels.
We invites speakers representing a range of interests and disciplines and hosts conversations through speaker series, workshops, conferences.
Feel free to browse our webpage and view the links below for our current endeavors.
Upcoming Event: The INS is please to welcome Paul Hunter, Head of Research at the UK's Smith Institute, on November 1st.
Paul will be discussing what he has learned from studying suburbs in the UK and poverty in suburban areas.
PAST EVENT: On May, 27th, 2017, Dave Hardy addressed the Scarborough Caucus Federal Liberals and gave a presentation titled Rethinking Housing and Urban Planning in the Suburbs. Dave's annotated remarks can be found in the link below:
PAST EVENT: On September 15th, 2016, the INS welcomed Dr. Andre Sorensen, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Andre's PowerPoint can be downloaded below
PAST EVENT: On July 12th, 2017, the INS welcomed international housing expert and professor Wendell Cox to the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).
Wendell's PowerPoint and the audio file from his presentation can be downloaded below:
PAST EVENT: On October 12th, 2016, the INS welcomed Arvin Prasad, Director of Integrated Planning at the Region of Peel.
Arvin's PowerPoint and the audio file from his presentation can be downloaded below
PAST EVENT: On September 15th, 2016, the INS was launched. We were lucky enough to welcome planners, academics, and residents from the GTHA, including MP Salma Zahid. For information on the INS, please click below:
PAST EVENT: On July 12th, 2017 Dave Hardy - the Executive Director of the INS - gave a presentation on the INS and what New Suburbanism really is.
Dave's PowerPoint and the audio file from his presentation can be downloaded below:
PAST EVENT: On October 12th, 2016, the INS welcomed Judith De Jong, Associate Dean and Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Judith's PowerPoint and the audio file from her presentation can be downloaded below