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Walking Tour of Habitat Forum site (Jericho)

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Jericho Beach Park/Jericho Sailing Centre

1300 Discovery Street

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Habitat Forum was the public component of the UN Habitat Conference on Human Settlements which was held in Vancouver in May and June of 1976. Habitat Forum featured Buckminster Fuller, Margaret Mead, Mother Teresa and many other luminaries in the areas of housing, architecture, settlements and human rights.

Please join the Friends of the Vancouver City Archives for a walking tour of the Habitat site. This walking tour, led by Lindsay Brown, will visit the site of Habitat Forum at Jericho Beach. While all five of Jericho's hangars were demolished by 1980, despite public outcry, faint traces of the site remain. We will discuss the historic events that took place in each spot.

Lindsay Brown is a Vancouver writer, designer and activist. She is author of “Habitat ’76," an illustrated history of Vancouver's 1976 UN Habitat Conference on Human Settlements, the world's first global conference on cities and housing (Black Dog Publishing, 2018). Brown is Director of Communications for Commons BC which creates and collects data visualization of BC’s public resources and also runs Ouno Design, an ongoing design criticism and research project. She has a BA in History from U of T, a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MA in Communication from Simon Fraser University.

Funds raised support the work to describe the 10,000 Habitat images donated to the City of Vancouver Archives.

To learn more about the Archives, please visit http://vancouver.ca/archives; to learn more about the records of Habitat Forum, please visit http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/habitat-forum-photographs

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Meeting location: Meet at the parking ticket machine near the entrance of Jericho Sailing Centre

Parking: Parking is available at Jericho Sailing Centre, but is pay parking only. We recommend walking, cycling, or transit. The #4 UBC bus stops at 4000 block West 4th, then proceed North on foot on Discovery to the beach. Jericho is accessible by bike from the Seaside bike route

Accessibility: Most of the walk is on a level surface suitable for wheelchairs. If anyone has mobility issues we will avoid walking on sand.

Post Tour: Participants may wish to gather at the Galley Patio & Grill located on the 2nd floor of the Sailing Centre, accessible by elevator. This is also the location for washrooms

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