JieLan Xu Post-Doctoral Fellow University of Toronto

JieLan Xu is a PhD candidate at University of Toronto. With an education background in architecture and urban planning, her research interests include built environment and health, urban form, spatial analysis, and survey data analysis. Her PhD research focuses on spatial patterns and neighborhood contexts of aging-in-place across Canada, and analyzing activity participation of aging populations from a life-course perspective.

Her proposed postdoctoral research investigates new forms of housing-care integration. She proposes the concept of “care-in-place” to describe growing initiatives worldwide that aim at providing care to support aging-in-place. With a scoping study, the proposed research analyzes the typology of care-in-place initiatives, and examines the extent to which “care-in-place” can be sustained with local resources, in the era of globalized care migration.

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