Welcome to the digital archive of the Habitat I conference

The United Nations Conference on Human Settlements – commonly known as Habitat I – took place from 31 May to 11 June 1976, in Vancouver, Canada and was the first international conference to fully recognize the growing impact of urbanization and the need to secure political commitment for sustainable urban development.

The Habitat Conferences Digital Archive is a project of the Habitat III Secretariat, jointly developed with the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.