RIO+ Talk on the favelas of Rio

Change and Continuity in Rio’s Favelas: The quest for inclusion over 4 generations

Janice Perlman presents the findings of her 40 years of research in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, showing how the changes over this timespan have affected the lives of the people.  

The next RIO+ Talk will feature a lecture by Janice Perlman, one of the most influential voices on urban issues in the world. Author of the renowned book “Favela:  Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janeiro” (Oxford University Press, 2010), Janice studied the lives of residents in the favelas of Rio for 40 years, producing one of the most complete and rigorous analysis of informal settlements and urban issues in the history. In 1976, Janice published “The Myth of Marginality (University of California Press, Berkeley, 1976), which has been translated into over a dozen languages and received the C. Wright Mills Award. A former Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California - Berkeley, Perlman has also taught at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, New York University, University of Paris, and Columbia and Trinity, in New York. She is the founder and president of The Mega-Cities Project, a non-profit organization created to “shorten the time lag between ideas and implementation in urban problem solving.” Janice has also consulted for the World Bank, USAID, UNDP, UNFPA, IADB and the Slum Task Force of the Millennium Development Goals.

The RIO+ Talks is a new series of lectures and debates to encourage public debate on pathways to sustainable development, hosted by  the UNDP World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+Centre). This RIO+ Talk is supported by  the Rio Academy and the Maison de France - French General Consulate in Rio de Janeiro.

How to participate?

Online: Watch the livestreaming of the full event at: 

In Rio de Janeiro: No registration fee, but limited seats.  Prior registration mandatory. Do it here.

     When? 18:30 – 19:30 on Thursday,  March 10th, 2016

     Where? Maison de France – Mediateque (11th floor) Avenida Presidente Antônio Carlos, 58, Centro, Rio de Janeiro