Urbanization Seminar Series: Janice Pearlman, “Mega-Cities, the Urban Poor and the Place of Planning: The Case of Slum Upgrading in Indian Cities”

Chaired by Rahul Mehrotra Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design
Janice Perlman is Founder and President, The Mega-­Cities Project
The Mega-Cities Project is a non-profit research/action organization created to “shorten the time lag between ideas and implementation in urban problem solving.” Now in its 25th year, the project identifies, documents and shares innovations at the intersection of poverty and place. It has brokered over forty transfers across neighborhoods, cities and regions; been adapted by UNHabitat and inspired the current Smithsonian exhibit on Cities: Design with the other 90%”. Its current focus is the transition to the next generation of urban planners, practitioners, and policy-makers.
Co-Sponsored by the South Asia Initiative at Harvard University, and the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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