Interactions – Session 1

Inaugural session: Friendly Cities for All Ages: a life cycle approach

20.01.2021

Almost 70% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by 2050. The European Commission projects that, by 2070, 30.3% of the population will be 65 years old or older (compared to 20.3% in 2019), and 13.2% will be 80 years old or older (compared to 5.8% in 2019). The phenomena of urbanization and aging are interconnected. Healthy cities are imperative to ensure well-being throughout the life cycle, in terms of physical, mental and social health, The Covid-19 pandemic still is a warning to demonstrate the vulnerability of older people and the importance of good planning of our cities to reduce the impacts of loneliness and social isolation. This first thematic session of the ‘InterActions Symposium’ will start by addressing the theme of elderly-friendly cities, framing aging on a life cycle perspective.

  • 14:30 Mário Rui André
    Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  • 14:40 Edmundo Martinho
    Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  • 14:50 Alexandre Kalache
    International Longevity Centre Brazil; Age Friendly Foundation, Boston
  • 15:20 Costanzo Ranci
    Politécnico de Milão
  • 15:50 Maria da Luz Cabral
    Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  • 16:00 Debate (resposta a questões via chat)
  • 16:20 Sérgio Cintra
    Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa

Mário Rui André

Diretor da Unidade de Missão, Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa

 

 

Edmundo Martinho

Provedor, Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa

 

 

Alexandre Kalache

Médico e Gerontólogo, International Longevity Centre Brazil

 

 

Costanzo Ranci

Professor, Politécnico de Milão

 

 

Maria da Luz Cabral

Coordenadora, Grupo de Trabalho Políticas Públicas na Longevidade (SCML)

 

 

Sérgio Cintra

Administrador, Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa