Friday, September 4, 2015

Urban Alchemy: Mending Fracture, Addressing the Future

What if divided neighborhoods were causing public health problems? What if a new approach to planning and design could tackle both the build environment and collective well-being at the same time? What if cities could help each other?

Tuesday, September 8th, 6pm
Campbell Hall, Room 153


Wednesday, September 9th, 12:30pm
Jordan Conference Center Auditorium 

(Medical Center Hour)

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-Dupartand 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.

Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, is a research psychiatrist at New York State Psychiatric Institute and a professor of clinical psychiatry and public health at Columbia University.

See more information here.