Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Towards a Suburban Renaissance: A New Agenda for Our City Suburbs

The INS will be hosting an event to discuss suburban poverty. For this event, our keynote speakers will be Paul Hunter and John Stapleton.

Paul is the Head of Research at the UK’s Smith Institute. Paul’s research has shown that, in the UK, most of those living in poverty currently live in the suburbs, and changes need to be made to provide better services and amenities to these residents if this trend is to stop. An example of Paul’s research can be found here: Towards a Suburban Renaissance: An Agenda for our City Suburbs. In this paper, Paul outlines how a new agenda for the suburbs could be created by examining sustainability, access to jobs, transit links, business development, and anti-poverty measures.

John is a writer, instructor and Innovations Fellow with the Metcalf Foundation. John has extensively researched the GTHA and has shown that there are a disproportional amount of “working poor” in the communities that surround Toronto when compared to the downtown core of the City. An example of his work can be found here The Working Poor in the Toronto Region.

Tickets are $30 for general admission ($35 at the door) and $20 for students ($25 at the door).

Tickets can be purchased at insupdates.eventbrite.com

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California’s War on Suburbs: Implications for the Greater Toronto Area
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

California’s War on Suburbs: Implications for the Greater Toronto Area

On July 12th, the Institute for New Suburbanism (INS) welcomed Wendell Cox to the GTHA for a speaking event. Wendell is an American urban policy consultant, international housing affordability expert, and served as a Professor at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris.

During his presentation, Wendell discussed cities, suburbs, and some of the outcomes of densification that are not typically considered in the planning process.

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Deepening Our Understanding Of New Suburbansim
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Deepening Our Understanding Of New Suburbansim

Judith K. De Jong is an architect, urbanist, and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, whose work investigates the reciprocating relationships between architecture and the city, and the opportunities for design innovation in architectures and urbanisms of mass culture. Her book, New SubUrbanisms, was published in 2013.

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Kennedy Station: Understanding The Issues
May
8
1:30 PM13:30

Kennedy Station: Understanding The Issues

This walk will begin inside Kennedy Station, in front of the Collectors Booth. Please gather on the public / exiting sides of the turnstiles. This tour will begin by surfacing onto Eglinton Avenue in order to explore the nearby community area before touring back to the station and over to Don Montgomery Community Centre. The purpose of the walk is to facilitate conversation between attendees about the imagined and immediate future of "Kennedy Station". KENNEDY will be positioned as a "Transit Village" and different guest facilitators will contribute their personal ideas within the context of Kennedy as a new City Centre.

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Scarborough Centre: Edges Of Opportunity
May
7
1:30 PM13:30

Scarborough Centre: Edges Of Opportunity

Have you ever wondered what the outer areas of "Scarborough Centre" are like? With all the public discussions about transit in Scarborough have you been wondering: What do people mean when they say "a downtown for Scarborough"? What's going to be built around central Scarborough and where is there room for growth? Join the Institute for New Suburbanism, its Managing Director Morgen Peers, and friends of INS, as we explore where and how a globally-renowned centre can grow. This walk is suitable for people of all ages. All INS walks are slow-paced. The majority of this tour will take place outdoors.

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