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
Mindy Fullilove will give the keynote address at The Power of Storytelling Conference and Festival in Romania. The only one of its kind in Eastern Europe, the conference brings together superstar storytellers in all fields – from media, to arts, to business – to show the potential of stories to connect people, to heal wounds, to move to action, and to drive change.
Come see Mindy Fullilove speak on the theme "SUPERPOWERS" at the TEDx MidAtlantic this year. Join us, as we discover SUPERPOWERS both known and waiting to be discovered, through stories of individual triumph and global interconnectedness; this future is one we will enthusiastically embrace.
On November 9, 2017, the National Academy of Medicine will host the second public meeting of its ongoing Culture of Health program. Mindy Fullilove will give the keynote address.
Objectives of this meeting are to:
Visualize health through the lens of art and communities
Illustrate links across social determinants of health via the science and lived community experience
Highlight recent movements that have resulted in positive change
Identify challenges and solutions in creating a culture of health
Join us immediately following the meeting for an evening reception, featuring artwork submitted for our nationwide community art project, Visualize Health Equity.