The Team

The Team

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Maxwell Hartt

Maxwell is an editor of the Aging People, Aging Places book and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University. His research focuses on the geography of and planning responses to demographic changes, including aging and shrinking cities. Maxwell leads the Aging Playfully project.

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Samantha Biglieri

Samantha is an editor of the Aging People, Aging Places book, an Assistant Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Toronto Metropolitan University, a practicing planner, and past president of the Toronto Council on Aging. Her research focuses on age- and dementia-inclusive urban planning and housing. Samantha leads the Care and Dementia in Suburbs project.

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Mark W. Rosenberg

Mark is an editor of the Aging People, Aging Places book, a Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning and cross-appointed in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University. He is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Aging, Health, and Development.

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Sarah E. Nelson

Sarah is an editor of the Aging People, Aging Places book, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography & Geology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a faculty member in the Medical Humanities and Native American Studies programs. She is a health geographer with a focus on patient interactions with health care, Indigenous geographies of governance and community health, and Indigenous-settler relations.

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Marisa Turesky

Marisa is a PhD Candidate in Urban Planning & Development at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on community development planning, social movements, and queer space. She examines how identity, power, and culture shape peoples’ housing and urban service needs across the lifespan.

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Raisa Chowdhury

Raisa is a undergraduate Urban and Regional Planning student at Toronto Metropolitan University. She is passionate about city building and advocating for marginalized communities.

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Rachel Barber

Rachel is a Master of Planning candidate in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University. Originally from Northern Ontario, she holds a Bachelor of Arts (specialization in Geography) and Certificate of Geographic Techniques from Laurentian University. Her research interests include aging and shrinking cities, particularly in Northern Ontario.


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