Invited talk: CMHC Granville Island

Population and Place Research Lab Director Maxwell Hartt presented results of the Aging Playfully project to the CMHC Granville Island team. The event was especially nice as one of the CMHC team members is former Queen’s University School of Urban and Regional Planning student (and Maxwell’s former research assistant) Claire Lee!

Claire presented the findings from their co-authored paper “Planning for Play? A Systematic Literature Review” that was recently published in the Journal of Planning Literature, followed by Maxwell’s presentation focused on the conceptual framework underpinning the Aging Playfully project and results from studies in Victoria, BC and Florida.

This prompted a wonderful discussion about shifting demographics in and around Granville Island and a number of fascinating ongoing and future projects in the area. Lots of enthusiasm and opportunity for play, for people of all ages!