Episode Description

Today, informal settlements are home to over a billion people (nearly 1/7 of the world population); and that number is projected to triple by 2050. These growing settlements are the result of rapid urbanization and present us with both lessons as well as serious challenges for the future of our planet.

In this episode of ON CITIES, host Carie Penabad speaks with Dr. Janice Perlman, a global expert on urbanization and the informal sector. With over fifty years of experience researching the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and working within informal settlements in megacities throughout the world, Perlman sheds light on the realities of daily life for informal settlers and how we can address the pressing challenges of rapid urbanization to create a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

Aired Live on Friday, June 16, 2023 on the Voice America Variety Channel

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