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Jericho Beach wharf demolition

Jericho Beach Wharf, where so many dignitaries and Vancouverites gathered during Habitat Forum in 1976, is being demolished this week by the Vancouver Parks Board. Once the wharf is gone, the beach will undergo ecological restoration. Despite the merits of

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Jericho Beach wharf demolition

Jericho Beach Wharf, where so many dignitaries and Vancouverites gathered during Habitat Forum in 1976, is being demolished this week by the Vancouver Parks Board. Once the wharf is gone, the beach will undergo ecological restoration. Despite the merits of

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History of UN Habitat

UN Habitat was formed in 1978 after its founding conference in Vancouver in 1976. It seems worthwhile to reprint its history and mandate here. From the UN Habitat website: In 1978, when Habitat was established, after a meeting in Vancouver

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History of UN Habitat

UN Habitat was formed in 1978 after its founding conference in Vancouver in 1976. It seems worthwhile to reprint its history and mandate here. From the UN Habitat website: In 1978, when Habitat was established, after a meeting in Vancouver

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Happy 35th Anniversary, Habitat Forum & UN Habitat!

These videos, courtesy The Hackery, document the construction of Vancouver’s Habitat Forum site of the 1976 UN Conference on Human Settlements. The beautiful First Nations mural was designed by artist Bill Reid, and the hangar it adorns sat on land

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Happy 35th Anniversary, Habitat Forum & UN Habitat!

These videos, courtesy The Hackery, document the construction of Vancouver’s Habitat Forum site of the 1976 UN Conference on Human Settlements. The beautiful First Nations mural was designed by artist Bill Reid, and the hangar it adorns sat on land

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Jane’s Walk 2011 – Habitat Forum site

It was a very rainy but successful Jane’s Walk at Jericho Beach on May 7, 2011,¬†exploring the site of Vancouver’s 1976 Habitat Forum and remaining signs of the old Flying Boat military base. These urban walks are in honour of

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Jane’s Walk 2011 – Habitat Forum site

It was a very rainy but successful Jane’s Walk at Jericho Beach on May 7, 2011,¬†exploring the site of Vancouver’s 1976 Habitat Forum and remaining signs of the old Flying Boat military base. These urban walks are in honour of

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Habitat Forum site

On this hand-drawn site plan from the original Habitat Forum site brochure, do you see the building at upper left marked #15 – Press Centre? Today that building is the Jericho Sailing Club, and it is all that remains of

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Habitat Forum site

On this hand-drawn site plan from the original Habitat Forum site brochure, do you see the building at upper left marked #15 – Press Centre? Today that building is the Jericho Sailing Club, and it is all that remains of

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Welcome to Habitat Forum – please leave comments here!

Welcome! For a brief introduction to the history of Habitat Forum, held in Vancouver in 1976, please see About Habitat. If you would like to share your memories and/or archival materials about Habitat for this archival project, please comment here

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Welcome to Habitat Forum – please leave comments here!

Welcome! For a brief introduction to the history of Habitat Forum, held in Vancouver in 1976, please see About Habitat. If you would like to share your memories and/or archival materials about Habitat for this archival project, please comment here

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