Areas of interest: check Built Environment check Co-Production check Dementia and Communities check Knowledge Exchange check Policy and Practice check Research check Social Care
Samantha Biglieri is an Assistant Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University. As an urban planner, her research uses critical approaches at the intersection of planning and health/wellbeing, making connections with practice to build inclusive and accessible communities. Biglieri's research includes three interrelated areas: understanding experiences of people living with dementia in their neighbourhoods (e.g. accessibility of built environments and public engagement tools, and wayfinding in suburban areas); aging in the built environment, housing and policy (e.g. examining age-friendly policies, tracing financialization and long-term care, seeking alternative housing/service models); and understanding experiences and governance in suburban areas (e.g. examining the governance of COVID-19 in the peripheries of Milan and Toronto). Biglieri uses text, oral, photo and mobile-based methods, and is active in the community as Past President of the Toronto Council on Aging.