HABITAT, the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, opened in VANCOUVER on 31 May 1976. The largest UN conference to that time, it drew 10,000 people from more than 150 countries and focussed international attention on the city. A parallel gathering of non-governmental organizations, Habitat Forum, was organized by the community activist Alan Clapp at the former army base at JERICHO BEACH and thousands of volunteers and many local artists transformed the site into an extraordinary...

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