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Communities at Work: Addressing the Urban Challenge: Habitat II, 1996

Posted Date:   
August 24, 2007

In June 1996, the United Nations convened the Second GlobalConference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) in Istanbul, Turkey. Also known as the City Summit, Habitat II is the last of a series of global conferences that began with the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. The fundamental objective of the conference series has been to promote sustainable development -- a paradigm that combines economic development, social prosperity, and environmental protection to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Habitat II focuses on the importance of sustainable urban development.

Best Practices' Case Study Book -- Communities at Work: Addressing the Urban Challenge

* Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf)

ORDER U.S. National Report -- Beyond Shelter: Building Communities of Opportunity

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U.S. National Preparatory Committee Meetings

* First Meeting
* Second Meeting
* Third Meeting
* Fourth Meeting