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

  • JC's Banquet Hall 1686 Ellesmere Road Scarborough, ON, M1H 2V5 Canada (map)

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).

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