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Centre for Human Settlements

The Centre for Human Settlements (CHS) was established in 1976 immediately following the UN Conference on Human Settlement in Vancouver, HABITAT '76. Since then, it has engaged in continuing research and development linked to the evolving UN Human Settlement Agenda and Canada's substantive involvement. The Centre today leads international capacity-building and research programs focused on community-based planning for poverty reduction and democratic development. It also has a suite of sustainability collaboratories: research laboratories focusing on information and communication technologies, transportation, urban design, and disaster preparedness planning. CHS is housed in the School of Community and Regional Planning.

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