Despite advances in the technological field and the accessibility to an increasingly plural medical knowledge, the high population density in certain urban areas added to indiscriminate consumption, the waste of resources, the increase in air temperature - due to global warming - and air pollution, among other factors, has led to the increase and worsening of cardiorespiratory diseases.
On the other hand, the threat of new pandemics that are spreading with great ease calls into question the ability of our health systems to respond to health problems.
Thinking cities for a 21st century that will see the peak of world overpopulation reached in 2050 entails taking these "invisible variables" into account to strengthen their health infrastructures. An architecture and urban planning that give priority to the well-being of the inhabitants of a city by incorporating masses of vegetation, access to water in optimal hygienic conditions and the guarantee of air quality in public spaces.
The application of both these strategies and others would drastically affect social aspects as important as the desaturation of public health.
You can watch the whole intervention here:
To see the written piece in the blog post 'Barcelona Metropolis', you can click here.
These are some of the images of the conversation: