This book list has been created by VPL's reading experts to raise awareness of UN World Habitat Day, taking place this year on Oct. 2nd. The 2017 theme is Housing Policies: Affordable Homes. Previous themes include Cities and Climate Change, Shelter and Sustainable Development, Safer Cities and Future Cities. "The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns." -- http://www.un.org/en/events/habitatday/index.shtml
25 items
Cool Cities
Urban Sovereignty and the Fix for Global Warming
Book - 2017
All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 3 copies
Welcome to your World
How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives
Book - 2017
All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 3 copies
Citizen City
Vancouver's Henriquez Partners Challenges Architects to Engage in Partnerships That Advance Cultural Sustainability
Book - 2016
Shigeru Ban
Humanitarian Architecture
Book - 2014
All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 1 copy
Cities for People
Book - 2010
Adapt
How Humans Are Tapping Into Nature's Secrets to Design and Build A Better Future
Book - 2017
The Past and Future City
How Historic Preservation Is Reviving America's Communities
Book - 2016
A Decent Home
Planning, Building, and Preserving Affordable Housing
Book - 2009
Getting Serious About Affordable Housing
Towards A Plan for Metro Vancouver
Book - 2016
Happy City
Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Book - 2013
Walking Home
The Life and Lessons of A City Builder
Book - 2011
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Book - 2011
All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 5 copies
A View From the Porch
Rethinking Home and Community Design
Book - 2015
Smart Cities
Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for A New Utopia
Book - 2013
The Age of Sustainable Development
Book - 2015
Design Like You Give A Damn
Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises
Book - 2006
Designing Healthy Communities
Book - 2012
HABITAT '76
Book - 2015
On order Availability details Holds: 12 on 0 copies
Speaking for A Long Time
Public Space and Social Memory in Vancouver
Book - 2010
Who's your City?
How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of your Life
Book - 2008
Bird on Fire
Lessons From the World's Least Sustainable City
Book - 2011
Makeshift Metropolis
Ideas About Cities
Book - 2010
The Language of Houses
How Buildings Speak to Us
Book - 2014
More Than Houses
How Habitat for Humanity Is Transforming Lives and Neighborhoods
Book - 2000
Shelter
Human Habitats From Around the World
Book - 1996
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