Welcome to the digital archive of the Habitat II conference

The second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) took place from 3 to 14 June 1996 in Istanbul, Turkey. It was popular known as the “City Summit” and brought together 12,000 people with the aim to increase awareness on sustainable urbanization and to commit to the goals of adequate shelter for all and sustainable human settlements.

The Habitat Conferences Digital Archive is a project of the Habitat III Secretariat, jointly developed with the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.