At Home, On Air: A Conversation with Dr. Mindy Fullilove

At Home, On Air: A Conversation with Dr. Mindy Fullilove

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Healthy Cities: How our homes and neighborhoods support individual and community health across generations

Thank you to everyone who attended our online forum on April 11, 2024! The recording of this live conversation will be published as an At Home, On Air podcast episode very soon.

In the meantime, please enjoy our array of previous conversations with experts across a variety of disciplines, which focus on improving the experience of aging. You may find us by searching for ‘At Home, On Air’ wherever you listen to podcasts.


Thank You to Our Featured Guest:  Dr. Mindy Fullilove, MD | Writer, Social Psychiatrist, Professor at The New School

Thank You to Our Forum Host:  Susanne Stadler, Architect & the Executive Director of At Home With Growing Older

Conversation Details:

Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Mindy Fullilove has dedicated her long academic career to the intricate human relationship to place and the health effects on individuals and communities resulting from displacement or uprooting. Soon to retire, Dr. Fullilove is set to stay in her long-term home and about to embark on a one-year project, excavating, cataloging and clearing collections and memorabilia accumulated by six generations.

During this podcast episode, we discuss:

  • The psychology of place
  • The role of neighborhoods in our individual health
  • Generational knowledge
  • The power of individuals to improve public places
  • Memories of place
  • Dr. Fullilove’s book, Urban Alchemy
  • And, being at home with growing older!

Watch Dr. Fullilove’s TEDx MidAtlantic Talk: How we start envisioning a future where all of us live as equals

More About Dr. Fullilove:

Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, is a writer and social psychiatrist who studies cities. She works on displacement, urban mental health, and collective consciousness. Her work is the subject of feature articles, including the 2015 New York Times “The Town Shrink,” and she herself has published more than a hundred scientific papers and eight books – including Root Shock, How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, And What We Can Do About It. She also teaches a course, which draws on Root Shock, with The New School in New York.

Dr. Fullilove has been given numerous awards for her work, including two honorary degrees, and was elected to honorary membership in the American Institute of Architects in 2016 and Life Fellowship in the American Psychiatric Association in 2018.

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The original, live conversation was recorded on:

Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 5:30 PM PST.

Healthy Cities: How our homes and neighborhoods support individual and community health across generations

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