Urban Alchemy

Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities

Afterword by Ken Doyno
Foreword by Jean Nouvel

Available in paperback, hardcover, and e-book (also exam or desk copies for instructors) through our distributor NYU Press.

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.


 

Details

Title Urban Alchemy
Subtitle Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities
Afterword by Ken Doyno
Foreword by Jean Nouvel
Publisher New Village Press
BISAC Subject Heading ARC000000 ARCHITECTURE
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
SOC000000 SOCIAL SCIENCE
Dewey (abridged) 900-999 History, geography, (& biography)
300-399 Social sciences
BISAC Merchandising Themes List ET Cultural Heritage
TP Topical
Audience 01 General / trade
BIC time period qualifier 3J Modern period, c 1500 onwards
Credit Mindy Thompson Fullilove
Title First Published 04 June 2013
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: AM      93 Thema subject category: JP      93 Thema subject category: JB
Includes Index; Bibliography; Appendices; Commentaries; Notes
 

Summary

Illustrations

Foreword

Introduction

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

Afterword

Acknowledgments
Notes
Selected Publications by Rodrick Wallace and the Community Research Group
References
Index

Additional Materials

Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove's Oculus Book Talk Presentation

Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove's Oculus Book Talk Presentation

Durham City Wide Book Study

Durham City Wide Book Study

Reviews

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sep 1, 2013
"Her (Mindy Fullilove's) baseline concern with the dignity and wisdom of individuals, as well as the absolute necessity of broad-based consensus building, puts her approach on a clear moral high ground to which every urban planner and builder ought to give greater commitment, because it's right and because it works.
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- Charles Rosenblum, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

American Institute Of Architects' Oculus
Jan 29, 2015
The book is actually a collection of bright and joyous urban tales played out by Fullilove, an exuberant storyteller.
- Annie Coggan, American Institute Of Architects' Oculus

Events


The Chasm and the Prism: Deploying Magic Strategies in the Sorted-Out City - Mindy Fullilove
Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510, June 9, 2018, 1:30PM

Mindy Fullilove will be hosting the Chasm and the Prism: Deploying Magic Strategies in the Sorted-Out City along with her colleagues from Univeristy of Orange, Molly Rose Kaufman and Aubrey Murdock, to speak on urban divides caused by displacement, and discuss ways to restore communities. The festival will include world class theater, dance, and music performances from around the globe, as well as family friendly activities and dozens of talks, tours, and more.


Other titles linked to this event:
Root Shock
Root Shock
Homeboy Came to Orange
Homeboy Came to Orange


ioby Summer Party - Mindy Fullilove
26 Bridge St., DUMBO, Brooklyn, June 27th 6:30-9:30pm

Mindy Fullilove, an early ioby project leader, as well as Eric Eddings and Laura Hansen will be honored for their work at ioby's annual summer party. They will be celebrating 10 years of work in making environmentaly sustainable communities.


Other titles linked to this event:
Root Shock
Root Shock
Homeboy Came to Orange
Homeboy Came to Orange


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