Janice Barnes


Global Resilience Director

New York

+1 (212) 251-7016

As Principal and Global Resilience Director, Janice works with public and private clients to identify their risks and vulnerabilities and to meet their resilience goals. With nearly 30 years of design experience bridging practical applications with empirical research, Janice recognizes critical organizational processes and links these to appropriate design responses. Internationally recognized for this expertise, Janice chairs the firm’s Resilience Task Force linking environmental, social and economic indicators to advance resilience principles in design and to connect expertise across communities. She leads engagements with diverse clients such as the Rockefeller Foundation, NYCEDC, District of Columbia District Department of the Environment, Ottawa Police Services, the University of California San Francisco and KPMG while serving on numerous editorial review boards, ULI Advisory Board and the Board of Urban Green in New York City. She leads the 100 Resilient Cities initiative in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Resilience Lab as part of Perkins+Will’s research initiative. Most recently she facilitated workshops in the nationwide National Disaster Recovery Competition Capacity-Building Academies, the Global Resilience Academy and the Resilience Americorps VISTA initiative.