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Finding Aid to the Urban Habitat Program Records, 1970-2001
BANC MSS 2002/65  
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Description
The Urban Habitat Program (UHP) Records (1970-2001) primarily contain materials accumulated by Carl Anthony, co-founder in 1989, and Executive Director for twelve years. The collection includes Anthony's correspondence; professional activities materials, mainly relating to his numerous speaking engagements, conferences, meetings and materials of other organizations where he served in an advisory capacity or officer. Anthony's files also contain his writings; consisting of drafts, published articles, manuscripts for his book, Landscape of Freedom; and teaching papers, consisting of lectures and course materials. Anthony maintained resource subject files with general headings such as air quality, environmental justice, military base closures, sustainable communities, toxics, and transportation. Some biographical information and interviews are included along with photographs, appointment calendars, and notes. The UHP administrative records contain information about the organization; staff binders, consisting of correspondence, schedules, priorities, tasks; meeting minutes; strategic plans; major project files such as Brownfields, Leadership Institute for Sustainable Communities, The Presidio Development, San Francisco Partnership for Parks, Smart Growth, and Transportation; consultations for leadership transition; funding proposals and resources; organization activities, outreach, and related materials.
Background
The Urban Habitat Program (UHP) was founded in 1989 by Carl Anthony, Karl Linn, and David Brower of Earth Island Institute to build multicultural urban environment leadership for socially just, sustainable communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. UHP fosters and supports initiatives for social and ecological justice taken by historically disenfranchised communities: African, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American, working and poor people.Carl Anthony is an African American urban planner, architect, 1989 founder and Executive Director for twelve years of the Urban Habitat Program (UHP). Anthony and UHP have provided important links between environmental and social justice advocates by encouraging the environmental justice movement to include principles of sustainability and brings a vision of social justice to traditional environmentalists. In 1990, he co-founded the Race, Poverty & Environment Journal.
Extent
Number of containers: 23 cartons Linear feet: 28.75
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.