FORA.tv Speaker - Janice Perlman

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Biography

Janice Perlman is an independent scholar and the Founder/President of The Mega-Cities Project, a transnational non-profit working to "shorten the lag time between innovation and implementation in urban problem-solving". The next generation version MegaCities/ MegaChange MC 2 --is being developed now.

Perlman's book, "FAVELA: Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janeiro" (Oxfrd University Press) won the PROSE Award in two categories. Among her other awards is a Guggenheim, a Fulbright and the C. Wright Mills Award.

Perlman was a Professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, and has taught at Columbia, NYU and Trinity College. She was Coordinator of the Neighborhoods Task Force/National Urban Policy; Director of Strategic Planning/NYC Partnership; creator of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program/ NY Academy of Sciences and Senior Scholar at the World Bank.

1 Program

Cities as Solutions

10.25.11 | 00:34:07 min | 0 comments