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. It 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. 

PAST EVENT: On July 12th, 2017, the INS welcomed Wendell Cox to the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

Wendell is an American urban planner, academic, and Professor at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris. Wendell spoke about California’s anti-suburban growth policies and how the lessons learned could impact the GTHA.

Wendell's PowerPoint can be downloaded here: Wendell Cox, July 2017, INS Presentation. 

The audio from Wendell's presentation can be played and downloaded below.


PAST EVENT: On July 12th, 2017, prior to the presentation by Wendell Cox, Dave Hardy - the Executive Director of the INS - gave a presentation on what the INS is and the goals of New Suburbanism.

During this presentation, Dave discussed the five defining elements of New Suburbanism and how narrativies can be changed to better reflect the balance of urban, suburban, and rural areas.

Dave's PowerPoint can be downloaded here: Dave Hardy, July 2017, INS Presentation.

The audio from Dave's presentation can be played and downloaded below.


PAST EVENT: On October 12th, 2016, the INS welcomed Judith DeJong (Urbanist, and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago) and Arvin Prasad (Director of Integrated Planning at Region of Peel). Judith shared inspiring design ideas for revitalizing the suburbs and Arvin highlighted the challenges that the Region of Peel – a suburban region – is facing in the midst of having to accommodate growth and development.