A sense of history and community tugged at the heart of Mindy Fullilove and pulled her back to the Jersey home she’d forsaken.
NPR's Tavis Smiley has a conversation with Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove about her book Root Shock, which explores urban renewal programs between 1949 and 1973 and their impact on African-American neighborhoods.
We present the history of the policies as they affected one urban neighborhood, Pittsburgh’s Hill District. We conclude by examining ways in which this problematic process might be addressed.
SOME YEARS AGO MAIN STREET WAS DECLARED DEAD, BUT THOSE DOOM-SAYERS NEED TO VISIT NEW JERSEY. FROM NORTH TO SOUTH, IN ALL THE 21 COUNTIES, MAIN STREET IS FLOURISHING. MY GOAL, IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS, IS TO VISIT 100 MAIN STREETS IN NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK AND ELSE-WHERE. I'LL BE TRAVELING WITH FRIENDS AND POSTING MY FINDINGS ON THIS BLOG.
New York has long been notorious as the land of therapy, but as it turns out, even the city itself is sick enough (at least from an urban planning perspective), to need a psychiatrist. Her name: Mindy Thompson Fullilove, who works at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and teaches at Columbia University....
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On November 20, 2012 the Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies, in partnership with Dillard University, hosted the Root Of It All: The State of Mental Health of New Orleans' Youth Conference. Over two hundred attendees learned about the challenges our children are currently facing and discussed the best solutions to tackle this mental health epidemic. This excerpt is from Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Research Psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Public Health and Clinical Psychiatry Professor at Columbia University.
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“When the city center was destroyed by urban renewal, it became a place to avoid, a place to pass through,” said Mindy Fullilove, a professor at Columbia University and a New Jersey native who writes on urban affairs. “Now the riverfront can become an urban edge shared by everyone — a point from which to build the city back. The problem of urban renewal has been that when we’ve had an idea, it usually isn’t a good one, and when we have a good one, we don’t put money into it. The hope this time is that things will be different.”
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