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.
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.
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.
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.