While loneliness seems to dominate our news cycles more heavily than usual due to social distancing, it is an ongoing societal issue. Loneliness is not only deeply unpleasant, but it also poses health risks. Elderly people are especially vulnerable.
For our #mapofthemonth we worked on mapping loneliness in conjunction with online magazine A.ZINE. We looked at the relationship between loneliness, age, the composition of households, and livability.
What cities know the greatest amount of loneliness? And what large city is conspicuously absent? Explore our interactive map via A.ZINE’s article, linked below.To A.ZINE's site (in Dutch)