Greening the City was a lead co-investigator on an international project working with seniors, placemaking, and wayfinding. The project part of a grant awarded from the US-Canada Fulbright Leadership Program. Key activities included:

  • Provision of background literature and evidence on placemaking and wayfinding in cities
  • Colloboration on photovoice planning, execution, and activities with co-investigators
  • Interdisciplinary team work that involved artists, academics, community leaders, and senior housing officials

Key benefits of qualitative research such as photovoice include:

  • A more inclusive approach for underserved and vulnerable populations
  • A better understanding of experiences of place that make communities liveable and connected
  • A better understanding of barriers to active living and healthy food for vulnerable populations


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