Enormous congratulations to Pop Place member Rachel Barber for publishing her first academic peer reviewed journal article in Wellbeing, Space and Society! Rachel is a co-author on a fascinating study that examines the socio-spatial dimensions of school closures and neighbourhood change in Ontario, Canada. The authorship team is led by the wonderful Dr. Patricia Collins […]
Population and Place Research Lab researcher Rachel Barber presented the findings of her Masters thesis research at the American Association of Geographers Conference on March 24th, 2023. Her presentation was entitled “Combating Mobility Inequality Through Age-Friendly Transportation: A Spatial Analysis of Walking and Public Transportation Routes in Elliot Lake”.
Yesterday evening we had the pleasure of celebrating Rachel Barber (along with several other brilliant Queen’s University graduate students) at the university’s Create an Impact event. We toasted the enormous impact that graduate students (and especially this select group of award winners) make in our disciplines as well as our communities. Congratulations Rachel!
Population and Place Research Lab Director Maxwell Hartt presented his work on shrinking cities to the German Ambassador to Canada Sabine Sparwasser, a delegate of German scientific council members, and a number of Queen’s administrators and fellow researchers. Wonderful discussions on the state of research and the huge potential for collaboration between the two nations.
Population and Place Research Lab director Maxwell Hartt has a brand new article published in Town Planning Review. Co-authored with his former Cardiff University graduate student Lucy Benbow and his Queen’s University colleague David L.A. Gordon, the team examine the age-friendliness of Rhiwbina Garden Village in Wales. They found that many age-friendly characteristics aligned with […]
We are thrilled to welcome Jianing Sun to the Population and Place Research Lab as a visiting PhD student! Jianing is a third-year PhD student at Chongqing University in China. Her research focuses on the sustainable development of shrinking cities – of which there are many in China. She will be spending a full year […]
New Population and Place Research Lab publication “The role of bots in U.S. real estate development online communication” in the journal Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. The article is part of a larger collaborative project focused on social media bots in the planning discourse. The article is co-authored by Justin B. Hollander, Ruth Potts, Maxwell […]
Population and Place Research Lab researcher Ellory Vincent presented her ongoing research at the Canadian Institute of Planner’s Planning Together: World Town Planning Day Student Symposium on November 8, 2022. Ellory was one of only eight presenters from all of Canada selected for the symposium. Her presentation was entitled “Playing & Place: Older Adult Perceptions […]
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference is always a treat and this year was no exception. Hosted in nearby (and lovely) Toronto, quite a few of the Population and Place Research Lab members were able to attend. Director Maxwell Hartt spoke on a roundtable about social media bots and planning, researcher Ellory Vincent […]
Population and Place Research Lab director Maxwell Hartt gave a talk about shrinking cities at the University of Toronto Scarborough on November 7, 2022. Following the talk there was some great questions and discussion from the students from the Department of Human Geographer. Special thanks to Dr. Julie Mah for the invite!
Population and Place Research Lab director Maxwell Hartt gave a presentation today at the first ever Canadian Human Connection Conference. He spoke about the Aging Playfully project and the importance of urban planning and play in fostering human connection. A great event that sparked lots of ideas and conversations!
Dr. Hartt spoke with Karim Mosna on his wonderful ‘Citizen K’ program on CFRC radio on October 4, 2022. They had a great time chatting population change, aging, shrinking, and the future of cities. Didn’t catch it live? Find it in the CFRC archive (search October 4, 2022 at 5pm).
Thank you to all those who attended the Aging People, Aging Places: Experiences, Opportunities, and Challenges of Growing Older in Canada book launch. The book is the product of Pop Place director Dr. Maxwell Hartt and Pop Place collaborator Dr. Samantha Biglieri, along with their co-editors Professor Mark Rosenberg (Queen’s University) and Dr. Sarah Nelson […]
The Population and Place Research Lab was very well represented at the recent Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Ontario Association of Landscape Architects joint 2GETHER conference in London, ON. Madison Empey-Salisbury presented “Aging Playfully: An Examination of Practitioner Perceptions of Play in Victoria, British Columbia”. Ellory Vincent presented “Beyond Access: The Potential of Playful Spaces […]
We are thrilled to announce the newest member of the Pop Place team: Marley Gryfe! Marley is an MPL Candidate in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research focuses on accessible urban design for older adults. Welcome […]
We have a website! Exciting to formalize this virtual space for our lab. A new academic year always brings possibilities and this year is no different. The Aging Playfully project is in full swing, we are gearing up for the launch of our Aging People, Aging Places book and new research project, we are in […]