What is the role of Main Streets in mental health? To answer this question, Mindy Thompson Fullilove used the "stroll and scroll method" and over 11 years visited Main Streets in 178 cities in 14 countries. She observed floods, hurricanes, gentrification, disinvestment, and daily life. She concluded that the snymorphy between the form of the street and the activities of the people are at the heart of Main Street's contributions to population mental health.
Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, LFAPA, Hon AIA, is a social psychiatrist and professor of urban policy and health at The New School. She completed her AB at Bryn Mawr College, and MS and MD at Columbia University. She is board-certified in psychiatry, having completed residency in psychiatry at New York Hospital-Westchester Division and Montefiore Hospital. She has published over 100 scientific papers and eight books, including her highly regarded urban restoration trilogy, Root Shock, Urban Alchemy and Main Street.
This lecture is presented by the Architecture & Environmental Design program at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University.