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World Habitat Day

Many Homes, One Community

Jonathan Reckford | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Reckford

Whether in response to disaster or conflict, or to the changing needs of the neighborhoods in which we live and work, Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Together we can make a difference.

World Habitat Day: Helping Meet The Basic Need Of Shelter

Jimmy Carter | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Jimmy Carter

The act of building, of renovating, of coming together cements a bond not easily undone. When we bring together available resources, take decisive action and advocate for lasting change, we build the kind of stability, that Haiti -- and we -- need.

Water and Sanitation Are Key to Fighting Urban Poverty

Jan Eliasson | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Jan Eliasson

We know that the slums will keep on growing. But we also know that we have the opportunity to avoid condemning millions to chronic poverty. We need to act now.

Long-Term Rebuilding in the Aftermath of Disasters

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

As we focus on the global need for adequate shelter on this World Habitat Day, we implore business, government, policy, civic and relief organization leaders to work together to institute practices that support adequate housing in all areas of the world.

Today is World Habitat Day

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

Human habitat is a broad term. But no matter the definition, it includes a safe, secure place to live: a home.

Meeting our Metropolitan Challenge

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Judith Rodin

The US today hosts World Habitat Day for the first time. It sets a simple question in sharp relief: Will we shape the historic forces driving billions of people to metro regions or will we let these forces shape us?