Theses Master's

The Collaboration Models of Practices of Aging in Place in Different Contexts

Lu, Hui

With the aging of the population and the change in the way people choose to support their old age, it has become a popular way to enjoy aging life in a familiar environment. To study the practice mode of this senior care demand and the operating principle behind it, this study is devoted to studying the practice of Aging in Community in Shanghai and New York, and the effectiveness generated by the different cooperation modes formed among the government, the private sector and non-profit organizations.

In this study, a comparative study was conducted in the way of document analysis and semi-structured interview to study and analyze the practice in the Shanghai embedded community-based senior care program and New York naturally occurring retirement community-supportive service program. Effectiveness was evaluated from three perspectives: innovation and its sustainability, comprehensiveness, and community integration. After analysis, it found that the Shanghai case mainly adopts the practice of the government-led model, which is a centralized model that can provide a set of continuous innovation, comprehensive but less integrated practice, while New York adopts shared responsibility model, which a more distributed model that provides a less sustainably innovative and comprehensive but more for the community and integration solution.


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More About This Work

Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Meisterlin, Leah M.
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
July 12, 2021