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Given what is transpiring across Canada on native lands, across the US from Standing Rock to Oregon, and across the world, it seems a good time to revisit the words of Thomas Banyacya of the Hopi delivered at Habitat Forum
It was irregular for a civilian not part of an official delegation to address the UN, but economist and author Barbara Ward spoke at Habitat I. She had after all written the theme books for the conference, Human Settlements: Crisis
The UN’s 1976 Habitat I conference in Vancouver produced The Vancouver Declaration. The Declaration was accompanied by the Vancouver Action Plan (also known as “64 Recommendations for National Action”). While the work of many—as all UN declarations and documents are—this
Believe it or not, the above image is of the official PDF of this important declaration, on the UN’s own website. Doodles, spills and all Since the UN Habitat: Conference on Human Settlements was held in Vancouver in 1976, there
Dear friends of Habitat ’76, My friend Jim MacNeill, who served as Commissioner General of Habitat I (the 1976 UN Habitat Conference on Human Settlements) and was one of the key intellectual and administrative forces behind it, died in Ottawa
The plaque in memory of Alan Clapp will be mounted on his old office on Granville Island at 2 pm on Wednesday September 16, 2015. 1290 Cartwright Street (near Arts Umbrella). As most of you already know, Al was the
Hi Habitat family members, Can anyone fill in the missing names? And please let me know if any of these names are wrong! The image is property of the City of Vancouver Archives and I can’t publish the original. Please
Photo credit: Erol Baykal OK everyone, I need your help! I had not wanted to release this photo before the book came out but we haven’t identified enough of the crew, so it would be wonderful if you could assist
“Land, because of its unique nature and the crucial role it plays in human settlements, cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also
Human Settlements: Crisis and Opportunity, 1974 – book cover showing Vancouver Barbara Ward is the under-celebrated economist whose work with the UN drove the formation of UN Habitat and provided the basis for its founding document, The Vancouver Declaration. In