Social isolation rates were soaring across the world even before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered the gathering places that brought us together. However, the rise of social isolation is not a personal choice or individual problem, but one that is rooted in community design, social norms, and long-standing system injustices.
In this webinar, Risa Wilkerson and Amanda O'Rourke discussed the systemic drivers of social isolation and community-level recommendations for action. With community examples from the Winter mission project, they share how three cities redefined their harsh winter months to combat social isolation and increase physical activity for all residents, no matter their age, ability, socio-economic, or ethnocultural backgrounds.
Take Your Learning Further:
- View the Webinar Slides
- Learn more about Healthy Places by Design and 8 80 Cities
- Read Socially Connected Communities: Solutions for Social Isolation Report
- Visit the Cities Deepening Communities homepage
- Register for our upcoming multi-day virtual event (October 6th and 7th): RECONNECT! Making Community Essential