REGISTER HERE for the Canadian Urban Institute's (CUI) Place Maker event "Good Density: The Elusive Search for Good Density. A Cure for What Divides Us?" will be hosted on February 11 from 7:30am - 9:30am at Innis College (2 Sussex Ave. Toronto, ON).
Suburbs hold the answers to many unanswered questions about urban design, community connectivity, housing affordability and demographic change in the GTA – factors that collectively affect our region’s ability to compete in a fast-urbanizing world. Reaching a better understanding of what makes suburbs function more effectively – what some call the search for “good density” – is critical because a significant proportion of global urbanization to 2050 will be in increasingly dense, mixed-use suburbs.
“Global Suburbanisms” is a multi-university project led by the City Institute at York University studying governance, built form and land use in 12 countries. Join principal investigator Professor Roger Keil, researcher Sean Hertel along with members of the Greater Toronto Suburban Working Group, including Glenn Miller from the Canadian Urban Institute, for a lively panel discussion exploring:
- Alternatives to community connectivity that don’t position transit investment as a 'war on the car'.
- How the lack of affordable housing throughout the region undermines our social fabric.
- A look into the future, will we still refer to the suburbs as no place to grow old?
- The GTA is one economy, has the time has come to stop competing against ourselves?
Christopher Hume, Architecture Critic & Urban Issues Columnist TORONTO STAR
Sean Hertel, MES, MCIP, RPP, URBAN PLANNING CONSULTANT
Glenn Miller, MUP, RRP, Education & Research, CANADIAN URBAN INSTITUTE
Ian Chodikoff, OAA, Architect, Urban Designer, Director, FORA STRATEGIC PLANNING INC.
Jane Wedlock, Knowledge Mobilization Officer, UNITED WAY OF YORK REGION
Sony Rai, Member, SUSTAINABLE VAUGHAN
Antonio Gomez-Palacio Arq., MES, RPP, MCIP, MRAIC, Founding Partner, DIALOG