MEGA-CITIES PROJECT at Habitat III United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development October, 2016 | Quito, Ecuador

Habitat III is a global urban summit that only occurs every 20 years,and brings together policy makers,practitioners,activists, and academics to set the urban agenda for the next 20 years. Janice Perlman has participated in each of the three meetings.

Habitat I -1976, Vancouver: launch of Perlman's book "Myth of Marginality"

Habitat II -1996, Istanbul: Mega-Cities 10th anniversary & innovation expo

Habitat III - 2016, Quito: Launch of MC2

Thanks to the MCP Board of Directors and the Tinker Foundation for their contribution!

WE CONTRIBUTED TO 9 EVENTS AT HABITAT III

#1: MCP hosted a "youth initiatives & Emerging Voices" session with awards.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

JANICE PERLMAN,PRESIDENT OF MCP;JAMES HYMAN,BOARD CHAIR; BRIAN ENGLISH,BOARD MEMBER; and 5 YOUNG INNOVATORS FROM BRAZIL,NICARAGUA,ARGENTINA,CHINA&USA
Panelists who spoke at the session and the team behind it
THE EVOLUTION OF MCP from inception to mc2
The evolution of MCP in a nutshell.

Two youth innovators received MCP Awards

MCP BOARD CHAIRMAN JAMES HYMAN GAVE AWARDS TO WINNERS-Gizele martins and francisco Rankin

Awardee Gizele Martins

Gizele Martins is a community journalist from the Complexo da Maré, of the most conflict-ridden favelas in Rio de Janeiro. She is a founding member of the Youth Forum which recently launched a smartphone app called Nós por Nós (roughly, “Us for Ourselves”) to document and report on police violations of people’s rights, especially black youth in the city’s favelas.

Awardee Francisco Sequeira Rankin

Francisco Sequeira Rankin is the Director of the Observatory of Human and Autonomous Rights in Nicaragua, founded by the Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University (BICU). He coordinates projects across multiple municipalities and works to promote participation of young people in policy design at local levels.

THE Launch OF MC2 - the next generation of MCP
MORE THAN 100 PARTICIPANTS FROM 5 CONTINENTS BECAME FOUNDING MEMBERS OF MC2

#2: UN Habitat press conference

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Perlman talked in front of international media

#3: UN HIGH LEVEL Panel on "Housing at the centre of sustainable development"

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

OPENING KEYNOTE by UN Habitat Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos. moderated by journalist Rita Payne
Perlman was A panelist and commentator

#4: MIT METRO LAB WORKSHOP:Shaping the Metropolitan Discipline

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Panel discussion with Janice Perlman, Pedro Ortiz (former Mayor of Metropolitan Madrid) and Antonella Contin (Politecnic of Milan) among others; moderated by Gabriel Lanfranchi and David Gomez Alverez.

#5: LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS event on "URBAN AGE" - the future of cities

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Perlman, with Luis Bettencourt (right) and Jose Lobo (left) from Santa Fe Institute- working on A Science of Cities

#6: interview with URBANET,German agency for international development

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Journalist Greta Hoffman is interviewing Perlman, followed by book signing of "FAVELA: Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janeiro", Perlman's most recent book (Oxford University Press).

#7: Taped Interview with the Inter-American Development Bank (BID)

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

#8: LAUNCH OF UNESCO'S GLOBAl REPORT with PERLMAN SECTION on Rio de Janeiro

Perlman's CASE STUDY ON Revitalization of Rio de Janeiro's Centre and ITS Port Area- WHO'S CULTURE?

#9: Launch of BOOK "RETHINKING PRECARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS" - French Agency for Development

Perlman's chapter:" Rethinking precarious neighborhoods: concept and consequences of marginality" (pages 39-56)
Mega-Cities Project, now in its 30th year, extends our appreciation to all who helped make our participation at Habitat III and the launch of MC2 such a success!! Please join us in charting the course for the next 30 years!!!
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