Panel 5 – Urban ‘new normal’ and senior citizens beyond COVID-19

The pandemic will bring sweeping changes to the world. Citizens are facing devastating health and economic impacts. A lot of older people are more isolated than ever before, because of being in vulnerable and high-risk group. How will look urban ‘new normal’ and senior citizens life beyond COVID-19? Everyone can agree that the world will be different in many ways economically, socially and health-wise. Many cities are rethinking the use of public spaces and infrastructure to stop the coronavirus spread. Pandemic is an opportunity to rethink how people live, move and get together and so to redesign the public spaces.