Report: Cities are 'ground zero' for seniors, but lack accommodations - What does this mean for future conflicts?
Consider what this report means in terms of urban planning, emergency management, etc. But then take it one step further to international crisis. If this holds true, and we combine this with predictions of future warfare being all urban, and mega-cities, we can already see the disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations.
In theory, half the population of all cities where conflict is occurring will be over the age of 65, and likely with a specific disability, access, and functional needs. "Currently, about eight in 10 U.S. residents 65 and older live in metropolitan areas, and adults over 60 are expected to account for about half of urban consumption growth by 2030. The report says that it makes cities "ground zero for the demographic shift" of an older population."