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Cityscape: Volume 19 Number 2 | Housing Perspectives on Habitat III: Canada


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Habitat III

Volume 19, Number 2

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga

Housing Perspectives on Habitat III: Canada

Janet Kreda
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada was one of more than 170 countries to participate in Habitat III and embrace the principles of the New Urban Agenda. Implementing the New Urban Agenda will mean addressing the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of our cities, with housing a key priority. This article describes Canada’s approach to developing its National Housing Strategy, sets out the key priorities and themes, and describes the synergy between the Strategy and the principles of the New Urban Agenda.

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