World Garden-United Nations Habitat Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Happy 38th Birthday (1976-2012), Habitat!
About Habitat and the World Garden-Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The World Garden Explored the History of Gardens from Around the World and the importance of plants to the World Ecosystem. The project was created by students of Emily Carr University of Art and Design (then Vancouver School of Art) Directed by Sam Carter.
Habitat Forum, and its parent event the United Nations Habitat Conference on Human Settlements, took place in Vancouver, Canada from May 31-June 11, 1976. The conference was also known as “Habitat I” and it provided the foundation for the United Nations’ agency known as UN-Habitat, which was officially founded two years later in 1978. The conference was attended by one of the founders of the field of sustainable development, Barbara Ward, as well as Margaret Mead, Mother Teresa, Buckminster Fuller, Paolo Soleri, Maggie and Pierre Trudeau, among many others.