MCP DESIGNS AND IMPLEMENTS:
• Travel-study courses; internships; experiential education and learning immersion
• Training and capacity building for public, private and civil society
• University seminars; Short courses; Intensives
TRAVEL STUDY COURSES (examples)
Cities for the 21st Century–International Honors Program, Full Semester
TRAINING AND CAPACITY-BUILDING:
We offer training and capacity-building for decision-makers in companies, governments, international agencies and civil society on global urbanization and informality; creating workable partnerships among mutually distrustful groups (finding common ground for mutual benefit); and the asset-based approach of Appreciative Inquiry.
We also share our 30+ years of experience on building a global network of urban innovators and creating a self-reflective learning community to share ideas and tried-and-tested experiences.
International Agencies we have worked with include:
• World Bank Institute-development of an e-course on slum upgrading and prevention
• City Managers and Mayors, Toronto Training –How to deal with urban poverty
• UNDP Global Technical Assistance Unit: Training for national and local-level urban planners and decision-makers.
• SEDESOL, Mexican Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Alternatives for low income housing, slum upgrading, and poverty reduction
• USIA United States Information Agency –Lecture Series: Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, and Rio de Janeiro, keynote for conference on “Sustainable Development and Quality of Life in Cities.
• U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID RHUDO): Training for Urban Ministers on Housing and the Informal Sector: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Cali, Colombia
Non-Profit Organizations include:
• Google Foundation, “Population Mobility: Immigration and Urbanization”, Global Development Course, Mountain View, CA.
• South African Cities Network – Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban: “Innovations without Borders: Lessons Learned fm global experience over 25 years”
• Livre Pensar Social, (Popular Leaders from Rio’s Poor Communities), “The Research, Learning, Action Connection,” Caixa Economica and City of God Leadership Forum.
• Fundação João Pinheiro with WBI: “Poverty, Inequality and Local Government” Training for urban mayors, managers, planners and practitioners, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
• School of Public Policy, (EPE),f Rio de Janeiro, intensive course for senior policy-makers, scholars, activists and professors.
Courses by Prof. Perlman at Universities include:
1. University of California, Berkeley
Global Migration and Urbanization; Comparative Urban Policies and Planning; Urban Social Movements and Citizen Participation; Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods.
Utopias and Intentional Communities; Grassroots Organizing and Government Response; Politics and Society in Latin America; Culture and Society in Brazil; Urban Innovation and Leadership
Mega-Cities and Our Global Future; Innovative Technologies for Urban Sustainability; How to View the City; Comparative Urbanization; Issues in Metropolitan Planning