Assessment of UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum 7

“ONU [UN] GO HOME!” Graffiti near the botanical gardens in Medellín, far from the WUF7 site Guardian Cities, section in the Guardian on urban issues, ran an op ed today by a rep from from the Rockefeller Foundation. It was

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Assessment of UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum 7

“ONU [UN] GO HOME!” Graffiti near the botanical gardens in Medellín, far from the WUF7 site Guardian Cities, section in the Guardian on urban issues, ran an op ed today by a rep from from the Rockefeller Foundation. It was

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At UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum 7 in Medellín, Colombia 2014

I didn’t realize that First World* cities would get their own day. I suppose if they didn’t require the spotlight too I might not have ended up here. I’m at the UN Habitat World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia, April

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At UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum 7 in Medellín, Colombia 2014

I didn’t realize that First World* cities would get their own day. I suppose if they didn’t require the spotlight too I might not have ended up here. I’m at the UN Habitat World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia, April

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Unveiling of plaque commemorating Alan Clapp and his role in the inception of Granville Island

Please join us this Thursday, October 24 at 1 pm at 1290 Cartwright Street on Granville Island for the unveiling of a plaque commemorating Alan Clapp and his contribution to the idea and inception of Granville Island. 1290 Cartwright was

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Unveiling of plaque commemorating Alan Clapp and his role in the inception of Granville Island

Please join us this Thursday, October 24 at 1 pm at 1290 Cartwright Street on Granville Island for the unveiling of a plaque commemorating Alan Clapp and his contribution to the idea and inception of Granville Island. 1290 Cartwright was

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In memory of Habitat Forum’s Al Clapp, February 10, 1930 – April 9, 2013

Alan Clapp (Feb 10, 1930 – April 9, 2013) In a city famous for its historical amnesia it can be hard to identify anyone as a legend, but if any person is a Vancouver legend, it is Alan Clapp. One

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In memory of Habitat Forum’s Al Clapp, February 10, 1930 – April 9, 2013

Alan Clapp (Feb 10, 1930 – April 9, 2013) In a city famous for its historical amnesia it can be hard to identify anyone as a legend, but if any person is a Vancouver legend, it is Alan Clapp. One

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Al Clapp, head of Habitat Forum, faces eviction

The UN Habitat Conference on Human Settlements, and its Habitat Forum at Jericho Beach, helped to establish the idea that housing is a human right and that cities and regions must protect access to secure shelter. It’s a cruel irony

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Al Clapp, head of Habitat Forum, faces eviction

The UN Habitat Conference on Human Settlements, and its Habitat Forum at Jericho Beach, helped to establish the idea that housing is a human right and that cities and regions must protect access to secure shelter. It’s a cruel irony

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Habitat Forum gateway

I’m sifting through a fantastic box of Habitat Forum archival material. It was located by Don Stewart at the amazing McLeod’s Books in Vancouver. In particular there’s a scrapbook of news clippings that is pretty entertaining, not to mention revealing

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Habitat Forum gateway

I’m sifting through a fantastic box of Habitat Forum archival material. It was located by Don Stewart at the amazing McLeod’s Books in Vancouver. In particular there’s a scrapbook of news clippings that is pretty entertaining, not to mention revealing

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Habitat dollar coin – “Vancouver dollar”

I still have mine. Do you? Please bring any Habitat mementos you may have to either of this year’s walking tours of the site at Jericho Beach. Details: Walking Tour: April 14, 2012, Saturday at 12:45 pm. By donation. Walking tour

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Habitat dollar coin – “Vancouver dollar”

I still have mine. Do you? Please bring any Habitat mementos you may have to either of this year’s walking tours of the site at Jericho Beach. Details: Walking Tour: April 14, 2012, Saturday at 12:45 pm. By donation. Walking tour

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Wishing for an alternative to Parks Board’s new Jericho Beach plan

Jericho wharf, currently under demolition, is visible here through the gap between the two buildings, there where you see the ocean. The beautiful Bill Reid-adorned hangar sits where the chain-link fence sailboat enclosure is located now. There were also two

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Wishing for an alternative to Parks Board’s new Jericho Beach plan

Jericho wharf, currently under demolition, is visible here through the gap between the two buildings, there where you see the ocean. The beautiful Bill Reid-adorned hangar sits where the chain-link fence sailboat enclosure is located now. There were also two

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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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