Deepening Our Understanding of New Suburbansim

  • JC's Grill House 1686 Ellesmere Road Scarborough, ON, M1H Canada

In partnership with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, the Institute of New Suburbanism is excited to present: 

A Speaking Event "Deepening Our Understanding of New Suburbanism"

on October 12 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm in Scarborough



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.

De Jong has received support from the Graham Foundation and the Great Cities Institute, where she was a 2011-2012 Faculty Scholar, and has presented her work in the U.S., Mexico City, Hong Kong, and Israel. She has written for MONU, Land Forum, CITE: The Architecture and Design Review of Houston, and The Journal of Architectural Education, among others, and her proposal “How the Strip Mall Can Save Suburbia” was a finalist in the 2010 Build A Better Burb competition. De Jong received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pennsylvania State University.

Her book can be purchased here.

Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning Division, Region of Peel is responsible for developing plans and policies to ensure the Region’s growth and development is planned and managed to achieve a healthy, sustainable Region. A few areas of focus include updating the Regional Official Plan, implementing Provincial growth management direction, infrastructure planning, ensuring fiscal management and working on diverse issues such as housing, agriculture, natural resources planning and climate change. 

Arvin is a graduate of Ryerson’s Urban and Regional Planning program and UWO’s Masters in Public Administration. He is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and Ontario Professional Planners Institute. He also has training in conflict resolution, project management and has taken various other leadership courses.

The Institute for New Suburbanism was officially launched on September 15, 2016. The event brought together individuals and communities from different parts of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas, and from a variety of disciplines, including planning, architecture, engineeringa and social service agencies. 

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