Aerial view over New York City with views on skyscrapers in the foreground and the river and its bridges
June 25th, 2020
4:00PM - 4:45PM

A recording of this program is available. 


Open House New York invites you to a conversation with OHNY executive director Gregory Wessner and Mindy Fullilove, a board-certified psychiatrist and an expert in the psychology of place, whose research focuses on health problems caused by inequality.

Fullilove 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 how broken connections between different sections of cities harm public health and ways to reconnect them.



This conversation is free and open to the public and will be hosted live on GoToWebinar. Register today to receive an access link to the live webinar and to be notified once a recording is available after the event.


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Conversations on the City 2020 is a series of conversations about the enduring value of cities at a moment of uncertainty about the future of urban life. Each conversation is organized around a broad theme, but all will explore the abiding joy of living an urban life–why cities continue to thrive, what propels them forward, and why our need for the human connection that cities make possible will always prevail over whatever challenges that may arise.