As the Mega-Cities Project embraces the next step of its evolution and builds MC2, the board and funders are in transition.

Board of Directors

John C. Whitehead
Board Chairman Emeritus
Peggy Dulany
President, Synergos Institute

Board Advisors

Wanda Engel Aduan
Jeb Brugmann
Noreen Clark
Michael Davidson Esq.
Michael Washburn
Bruce Schearer


James E. Hyman
Board Chairman
George Bugliarello
Polytechnic University of NY
Janice E. Perlman
Board President
Robert Meister Esq.
Board Council
Brian English
Director, Office of Program Innovation, CHF International
Glenn Freidman
CPA, Metis Group
Jacques D'Ambroise
President, National Dance Institute

Former Directors

Jon Katzenbach Milton Little, Jr. Edward B. Keller
Ira Michael Heyman Frank Bonilla Ann Robinson
Elisabeth Luce Moore Anthony Knerr Peter K. Scaturro
David Ramage Hans Spiegel Edward S. Cabot
Sarah Timpson David Ford John Sanderson

Mega-Cities Project Coordinators


Bangkok: Orapin Sopchokchai, TDRI Jakarta: Darrundono, KIP; Ahmad Rofi'ie; Adi Sassono Moscow: Gennedy Alferenko, Foundation for Social Innovations
Beijing: Liu Xiao Shi: Planning Director, Natl. Architects Assn Karach: Arif Hasan; Ahmad Kauser New York: Michael Clark, Citizens' Committee for New York
Bombay (Mumbai): Sneha Palnitkar (AIILSG), Rahul Mehotra Lagos: A.G.Onibukun, (CASSAD) Paris: Remy Prud'homme, University of Paris and L'OEIL
Buenos Aires: Jorge Hardoy and Pablo Gutman, CEUR London: Herbert Girardet; Susan MacGregor (Middlesex University) Rio de Janeiro: Marlene Fernandes (IBAM)
Cairo: Mounir Neamatalla (EQI); Nemat Guenana (APE) Los Angeles: Eugene Grigsby, UCLA; Elwood Hopkins Sao Paulo: Jorge Wilheim, Urbanist; Pedro Jacobi USP
Calcutta (Kolkata): Raj Kapoor (Times of India); Jai Sen (Unnayan) Manila: Me'An Igncio, Ateneo University and PPLSSA Tokyo: Masao Yoshimura (STBRI); Yoshiharu Izaki
Delhi: Om Prakash Mathur, Dinsh Mehta, Pratibha Mehta, Ashok Khosla Mexico City: Henrique Ortiz (HIC); Cecilia Martinez de la Macorra  

Global Advisory Board - Founding Members

Janet Abu-Lughod Sir Peter Hall Ignacy Sachs
Alan Altshuler Shunsuke Iwasaki Emil Salim
Tom Bradley Elizabeth Jelin Charles Schumer
Ellen Brennan Peter Kimm K.C. Sivaramakrishnan
Yves Cabannes Israel Klabin Sergei Stankevich
Manuel Camacho Solis Jaime Lerner Lawrence Susskind
Tim Campbell Akin Magagunje Phichitr Uathaikul
Fernando Henrique Cardoso Ingrid Munroe Jorge Wilheim
Manuel Castells John Naisbitt Tadaski Yamamoto
C. Shabbir Cheema Enrique Ortiz Jimmy Carter
Michael Cohen Lisa Peattie Kofi Annan
Roberto Eibenshutz Mary Racelis Wolfgang Sachs

Funding Sources

Foundation Grants
Anonymous Donor Japan Foundation Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Charitable Gift Fund Jurzykowski Foundation Surdna Foundation
Friedrich Ebert Foundation W.K. Kellogg Foundation Tinker Foundation
Ford Foundation Luce Foundation Urban Research Center of NYU
Fund for the City of New York MacArthur Foundation Whitehead Foundation
German Marshall Foundation New York Community Trust
Golden Rule Foundation Revson Foundation
Hunt Alternative Fund Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Corporate Contributions
American Express Foundation Chemical Bank Pfizer Foundation
AT&T Foundation Citibank Roper Starch Worldwide
Bechtel Enterprises, Inc. IBM Foundation Sony Corporation
Ford Foundation Luce Foundation Urban Research Center of NYU
Bankers Trust Company Lucent Technologies Foundation Starwood Hotel & Resorts
Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation McKinsey and Company

International Agency Support
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Local Initiative Facility for Urban Environment (LIFE)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC)
United Nations - HABITAT
UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
World Bank: Urban Management Program (UMP); Global Partnership Unit and WBI
World Health Organization (WHO)

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