What if divided neighborhoods were causing public health problems? What if a new approach to planning and design could tackle both the built environment and collective well-being at the same time? What if cities could help each other?
Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, the acclaimed author of Root Shock, uses her unique perspective as a public health psychiatrist to explore and identify ways of healing social and spatial fractures simultaneously. Using the work of French urbanist Michel Cantal-Dupart and the American urban design firm Rothschild Doyno Collaborative as guides as well as urban restoration projects from France and the US as exemplary cases, Fullilove identifies nine tools that can mend our broken cities and reconnect our communities to make them whole.
Part I: The Madness of the Sorted-Out City
Chapter 1: From Illusion to Solution
Chapter 2: Our Hearts Inspired
Part II: Align
Chapter 3: Element 1: Keep the Whole City in Mind
Chapter 4: Element 2: Find What You're FOR
Chapter 5: Element 3: Make a Mark
Part III: Create
Chapter 6: Element 4: Unpuzzle the Fractured Space
Chapter 7: Element 5: Unslum All Neighborhoods
Chapter 8: Element 6: Create Meaningful Places
Chapter 9: Element 7: Strengthen the Region
Part IV: Connect
Chapter 10: Element 8: Show Solidarity with All Life
Chapter 11: Element 9: Celebrate Your Accomplishments
Conclusion: Give Me Your Hands
Selected Publications by Rodrick Wallace and the Community Research Group
Our Annual Spring Lecture is quickly approaching! Please join us March 29th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the SIS Founders Room as we welcome Dr. Mindy Fullilove, MD, Professor of The New School. Dr. Fullilove's research has focused on the health problems caused by inequity. She has conducted research on AIDS and other epidemics in poor communities, with a special interest in the relationships among urban renewal, the collapse of communities, and declines in health. The talk will be co-sponsored by the Center for Health, Risk, and Society which specializes in applying social science theories, concepts, and methods to the study of health.
We live in an increasingly polarized society with exceedingly complex and pressing issues facing health care, including class and race-based health disparities, unequal access to health care, and the increasing toll of gun violence against persons of color.
Guest speakers include Dr. Mindy Fullilove, George Yancy, Sayantani DasGupta, and Topher Sanders.
Public health activists, community leaders, social activists, police officers, legal/philosophical scholars, nurses, therapists, physicians, dentists, chaplains, and other clinicians are invited to extend their expertise and contribute to this conversation of pressing importance.
Schedule and workshop details can be found here: http://narrativemedicine.org/workshop-april2017.html