OHNY Stacks | Main Street: How the City’s Heart Connects Us All
Where: Open House New York
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Already, a pattern of disinvestment in inner-city neighborhoods has left Main Streets across the United States in disrepair, weakening our cities and leaving us vulnerable to catastrophe. The pandemic has made this painfully clear.
In her book, Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us All (NYU Press, September 2020), social psychiatrist Mindy Fullilove, MD delves deeper into urban renewal programs, based on her 11-year study of Main Streets in 178 cities and 14 countries around the world. Her harsh lens of forced displacements that had devastating effects on inner-city communities illuminates the strength of segregated communities, who managed to build political power and wealth in the face of destructive racist Jim Crow era systems.
Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, is an American social psychiatrist who focuses on the ways environmental factors affect the mental health of communities. She is Professor of Urban Policy and Health, Urban Policy Analysis & Management Program, Milano School for International Affairs, Management & Urban Policy, The New School. She has numerous published articles and six books, including URBAN ALCHEMY: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities and ROOT SHOCK: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It.