Founder and President
Mega Cities Project
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/NYAcademy of Sciences and Senior Scholar at the World Bank.
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” (Oxford University Press) won the PROSE Award in two categories. Among her other awards is a Guggenheim, a Fulbright and the C. Wright Mills Award.