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. 

UPCOMING EVENT: The INS is pleased to welcome Wendell Cox on July 12th, 2017. Wendell is an American urban planner, academic, and Professor at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris. Wendell will be speaking about California’s anti-suburban growth and how the lessons learned could impact Toronto.

The event will be held in Scarborough, Ontario on July 12th, 2017.

Please click below for tickets or visit INSupdates.eventbrite.com



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.  



PAST EVENT: The INS was launched on Thursday, September 15, 2016 in Scarborough. For this event, we were pleased to have Dr. André Sorensen - Professor of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough - and Dave Hardy - Executive Director of the INS - as our speakers. Dr. Sorensen discussed intensification inner suburbs, the relevance of existing urban forms in planning, and transforming inner suburbs away from automobile dependence. Dave Hardy discussed the meaning of new suburbanism  and changing the suburban narrative.