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Launch of the Habitat Conferences Digital Archive

Habitat posters
Date: May 31, 2018 - 4:30 PM to May 31, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Location: Room 150, West Mall Annex, 1933 West Mall, UBC

SCARP is pleased to announce the launch of the Habitat Conferences Digital Archive (HCDA), which offers researchers and the public access to a collection of rare and historically significant archival documents and audiovisual materials from the UN Habitat Conferences I and II, and from the Habitat I Forum. The HCDA was developed by a small team of UBC graduate students with funding support by United Nations-Habitat.

Held in Vancouver in 1976, The United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat I) was the largest UN conference then undertaken, the first to include a global NGO Forum and ultimately the birthplace of UN-Habitat. Habitat I was also the largest global event ever held in Vancouver at the time, catapulting the city onto the world’s stage. Habitat II, known as “The People's Summit,” took place in Istanbul twenty years later. Both conferences aimed to address human settlements issues in a rapidly urbanizing world.

Join us to learn more about the digital archive, to provide your feedback and to celebrate the collective achievements of this project. Please RVSP by Thursday, May 24: