Mindy Fullilove: On Equity
In this conversation with OHNY executive director Gregory Wessner, Mindy Fullilove discussed how broken connections between different sections of cities harm public health and ways to reconnect them.
Fullilove, a board-certified psychiatrist and an expert in the psychology of place, whose research focuses on health problems caused by inequality, is the author of Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It (New Village Press, 2016), which examines the crippling results of disinvestment in communities of color and the urban renewal practices that destroyed these neighborhoods. This conversation with explore
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Open House New York’s Conversations on the City offers diverse perspectives on the issues defining New York’s recovery, resilience, and reopening in the aftermath of COVID-19. The series was launched at the onset of the pandemic in April 2020 amid a moment of uncertainty about the future of urban life, ultimately drawing together an audience of 10,000 over the subsequent months. Organized around a broad theme or topic, the series has a point of view: urban life brings an abiding joy. What makes cities continue to thrive, what propels them forward, is a shared need for human connection; this is what cities make possible and it will always prevail over whatever challenges may arise. What makes cities continue to thrive, what propels them forward, is a shared need for human connection; this is what cities make possible and it will always prevail over whatever challenges may arise.