Mindy Fullilove, 'Re-Engaging the Wheels of Collective Consciousness Using Urban Alchemy'

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Start:
April 16, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
End:
April 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Contact:
Department of City and Regional Planning
Phone:
919.962.3983
dcrp@unc.edu
Venue:
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone:
+1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Mindy Fullilove

In this lecture, Mindy Fullilove examines the mental health effects of such environmental processes as violence, rebuilding, segregation, urban renewal and mismanaged toxins. Her latest book is called Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities. 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 U.S. as exemplary cases, Fullilove identifies nine tools that can mend our broken cities and reconnect our communities to make them whole.

Fullilove is a board-certified psychiatrist who is interested in the links between the environment and mental health. She started her research career in 1986 with a focus on the AIDS epidemic and became aware of the close link between AIDS and place of residence. Under the rubric of the psychology of place, Fullilove began to examine the mental health effects of such environmental processes as violence, rebuilding, segregation, urban renewal and mismanaged toxins. She has published numerous articles and six books including Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities, Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It and House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place.

This lecture is part of the Robert and Helen Siler Distinguished Lecturer Series, presented by the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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