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Journey through Rio, Istanbul and Beyond
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    Role: Information Ecologist
    A retrospective journey in the form of a chronological annotated listing of documents and web sites - with links where available - electronic mailing lists, and databases that mark some of the highlights, landmarks and processes of the journey in more detail. The journey begins as preliminary preparations are underway for the Preparatory Committee meetings for the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro through a virtual journey to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, by way of the Habitat II Conference in Istanbul.
Baltimore, MD
1989.05-          
    Documents
    The First Step
    "To have no thought and put forth no effort is the first step towards understanding the tao ..." From the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine, circa 300 B.C.E.
          habitat.igc.org/first/index.htm

    Queries on Opening to the Light
    An inspiring set of Quaker Queries on Opening to the Light, presented by Barry Morley at Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1988.
          habitat.igc.org/queries/index.html

1988.08
    Walking Gently on the Earth
    A checklist, compiled by the Friends Committee on Unity with Nature and supported by appropriate queries, to encourage exploration as to how gently we are walking on the earth, what changes in actions and attitudes and what resources can support our transition towards a right relationship with the earth.
          habitat.igc.org/values/wgote.htm

Baltimore, MD
1989.04
    Queries on Unity with Nature
    Queries, or probing questions, representing a compilation and synthesis of queries on Unity with Nature that had been developed by Friends (Quakers) at Monthly and Yearly meetings across the U.S.A., from a perspective that sees people in unity with nature, not apart from it. These queries were subsequently published as the Quaker contribution to the 1989 Environmental Sabbath resource guide developed by the U.N. Environment Programme.
          habitat.igc.org/queries/uwn.htm

Baltimore, MD
1989.04
    Foundations for a Sustainable Common Future
    Identification of value issues that are key to a transition to a sustainable future; need for holistic approaches, interfaith cooperation, integrating faith and practice, networking skills, and participation in UNCED preparations. Testimony presented at the Globescope Pacific Assembly, Los Angeles, November 1989.
          habitat.igc.org/values/fscf.htm

Baltimore, MD
1989.08
    Queries on Environment and Development
    A set of queries developed for Friends Committee on Unity with Nature for submission as testimony to the Globescope Pacific Assembly in Los Angeles with the intention of examining spiritual dimensions of environment and development. The Queries were later used as key themes by the organizers of The Other Economic Summit in 1997 (TOES-97).
          habitat.igc.org/queries/qed.htm

Baltimore, MD
1989.08
    Spiritual Reflections on Unity with Nature
    Reflections on the convergence of interests that are leading towards an interfaith, holistic, spiritual understanding of the importance of redefining our relationship with nature.
          habitat.igc.org/values/srouwn.htm

Baltimore, MD
1989.08
    An Earthcare Interfaith Network: A proposal for preparing input into the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
    Proposal for organizing faith communities to focus attention on the preparations for the 1992 UNCED process, with special reference to the Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) process of the World Council of Churches.

Baltimore, MD
1989.08
    Notes on a Nature Rights Amendment
    Preliminary notes discussing considerations for a Nature Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and proposed text of such an amendment that would give legal standing in the courts to the earth, or any part of it, any species of plant or animal, or any member of such species.

Los Angeles, CA
1989.11
    Balance with Nature
    Identification of an imbalance with nature as a central theme underlying the major global crises we face, and the need for a spiritual response. Testimony presented at the Globescope Pacific Assembly, Los Angeles, 1989.11
          habitat.igc.org/values/balance.htm

Los Angeles, CA
1989.11
    U.S. Citizens' Response to Sustainable Development: A Preliminary Report
    Action recommendations of the eight working groups -- organized by sector of society -- that met during the Globescope Pacific Assembly in Los Angeles, November 1989, in US National Public Hearings on the Brundtland Report and in preparation for participation in the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - the Earth Summit.

Los Angeles, CA
1989.11
    Oh Say Can You See By the One Light in All!
    "Oh Say Can You See By the One Light in All!" was dedicated as the Fifth Verse of the US National Anthem at an Interfaith Sunrise service at Fort McHenry, home of the Star-Spangled Banner and a brief description of how the Star Spangled Banner became adopted - through a grassroots process - as the U.S. National Anthem.
          habitat.igc.org/oh-say-can-you-see/index.htm

Baltimore, MD
1990.04
    United Nations Conference on Environment & Development: Information, Public Participation & Comunication System: A Preliminary Proposal & Discussion of the Proposal
    Discussion of NGO communication and information needs as they relate to effective participation in the process of preparing for the 1992 UNCED; recommendations for design and structuring on-line electronic conferences to facilitate communications and access to information.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ippcs.htm

Baltimore, MD
1990.06
    Workshop on Environmental Computer Networks: Report on the Proceedings
    Workshop discussion and recommendations focussed on strategies for increasing access to electronic communications in developing countries, including analysis of needs and the availability of existing resources.

New York, NY
1990.07
    On-Line and Real-time Conferences
    Discussion and notes on a proposal for structuring the use of on-line conferences in conjunction with real-time (conventional) conferences. Developed for the organizers of the Global Plant Species Information System, held in Delphi in 1990.07.

Baltimore, MD
1990.07
    Environment & Development Information Institute & Clearinghouse
    Draft proposal for the establishment of an Institute & Clearinghouse on the application of information technology to environment and development issues.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ediic.htm

Baltimore, MD
1990.07
    Computer Communications & the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Alternative Technology for Communication and Participation by Non-government Organizations: A Concise Guide
    A brief overview of UNCED-related computer communications, the Concise Guide was produced for the first PrepCom meeting, and widely distributed by the UNCED Secretariat and vie electronic conferences and electronic mail.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/cc-unced.htm

Nairobi And Baltimore,
1990.08
    Citizens' Consultation on the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Conference Resources
    Compilation of information on UNCED, including brochure on the Citizens Alliance on UNCED (the proposed name of the U.S. Citizens Network before the consultation), proposed structure of the Alliance/Network, and directory of participants, generated from a DataPerfect database.

Washington, DC
1990.10
    Information, Environment & Development
    Proposal for the development of a cooperative U.S. initiative for the application of information technology resources in support of addressing environment and development issues.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ied.htm

Baltimore, MD
1990.11
    Report Card on Baltimore City Elementary Schools
    Systematic compilation and presentation of data in easy-to-read tables, on measures of performance and characteristics of all the elementary schools in Baltimore City. Prepared for the Education Committee of the Citizens Housing and Planning Assocation, in preparation for the City's compliance with the Maryland State Performance Standards. The data were compiled from multiple sources and imported into a DataPerfect relational database; the entire body of the report was generated from an exported file merged into a WordPerfect 5.1 table.

Baltimore, MD
1990.11
    Information Clearinghouse: US Citizens Network on UNCED
    Concept paper for an Information Clearinghouse to coordinate the compilation and dissemination of information relating the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).
          habitat.igc.org/docs/clearing.htm

Baltimore, MD
1990.11
    US Citizens Network on UNCED: Proposal and Plan of Action
    Successful funding proposal for the US Citizens Network defining objectives and structure. The proposal serves as a "boilerplate" format for national and regional citizen/NGO networks.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/uscnu.htm

Washington, DC
1990.12
    Communication Protocols for Keeping Information Alive
    Identification of formatting considerations that enhance clarity and readability when sending electronic mail and posting messages to online conferences.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/protocol.htm

Baltimore, MD
1991.03
    On The Line: Interactive Preparations for the First Earth Summit. A Project Proposal
    Successful proposal for a project of Econet / Institute of Global Communications -- funded by the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation -- with a conceptual framework and overview of methodology for On The Line, a publication to facilitate interactive preparation for the Earth Summit (UNCED), and designed for global electronic distribution as a typeset microcomputer document.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/otl-prop.htm

Baltimore & San Francisco,
1991.04
    Towards an Earth Charter
    Proposed elements for inclusion in an Earth Charter; developed in response to an Interfaith workshop organized by the International Coordinating Committee on Religion and the Earth at Wainwright House in March 1991.
          habitat.igc.org/values/towards.htm

Geneva, Switzerland
1991.04
    Some Issues in Technology Transfer
    Critical analysis of technology transfer issues, seeking to unveil the full impact of technology transfer. including locus of power, ownership and control of economic institutions and the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact. Criteria and proposed conditions for alternative models of technology transfer are suggested.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/techtran.htm

Geneva, Switzerland
1991.04
    Who Is Who: People, Projects and Organizations In Service to the Earth
    Cross-referenced, indexed database-generated directory of people, projects and organizations in service to the Earth.

Waynesville, NC
1991.05
    Expansion of Access to On-Line Communications
    Proposal for major expansion of access to computer and on-line resources among NGOs in developing countries and Eastern Europe.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/eaolc.htm

Baltimore, MD
1991.07
    Participating in the en.unced.general conference: Electronic conferencing in preparation for the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment & Development
    Overview of the need for using electronic communications for UNCED, and discussion of the nature of participation in an electronic conference.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/partic.htm

Geneva, Switzerland
1991.08
    On The Line: Interactive Preparations for the First Earth Summit
    Guide to on-line communication issues and resources related to the UNCED / Earth Summit preparations; highlights some key issues for PrepCom 3; overview of PrepCom 3 documents and UNCED-related electronic conferences.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/otl-1.htm

Geneva, Switzerland
1991.08
    Information, Communications, Eastern Europe and UNCED
    Analysis/discussion of critical information and communications needs of Eastern European NGOs, analysis of Eastern European information environment, and identification of strategic considerations.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/icee.htm

Budapest, Hungary
1991.09
    Sailing to Rio: Part I - PrepBoat
    A proposal for a Cairo-Gibraltar-New York boat, with an on-board conference, for NGO delegates to the 4th UNCED PrepCom in New York in March 1992. European and African delegates would join the boat at various ports in the Mediterranean; Arab and Asian delegates via the Suez Canal. A key focus of the on-board conference would be the geo-politics of trade.

Sittard, The Netherlands
1991.09
    Eastern European Participation in UNCED
    Discussion of the critical need for Eastern European NGOs to participate in the UNCED preparations, identification of key benefits, and strategic recommendations.

Prague, Czech Republic
1991.10
    Network & Communication Resources Exhibition/Demonstration, International NGO Conference, Paris
    Proposal for a demonstration of computer-based networking and communication resources during Roots of the Future, the major International NGO conference to be held in Paris in December 1991 - through the support of the government of France - in preparation for the Earth Summit. The proposal outlined plans for an on-site electronic network; the management of interactive documents, including a participatory newsletter; and the use of databases for UNCED-related documents and membership/contact information.
          habitat.igc.org/pims/ncred.htm

Sittard, The Netherlands
1991.10
    UNCED Beyond Rio?
    Discussion of the need for follow up of UNCED developments beyond Rio, including a proposal to extend the UNCED process through the year 2000.

Baltimore, MD
1991.11
    Weaving the Threads of the NGO Process: Paris - New York- Rio de Janeiro - Beyond
    Discussion of ways to strengthen the continuity of the NGO preparatory process for UNCED, and of ways to bridge the gap between intergovernmental and NGO events in Rio.

Baltimore, MD
1991.11
    Roots of the Future - Database and Directory of Participants
    Directory of participants in Roots of the Future - a major international NGO conference organized by the Environment Liaison Centre International and sponsored by the government of France.

Paris, France
1991.11
    Da Zi Bao: An Interactive Process
    A "participant interactive message system" that was based on a compilation of concise (50 words or less) messages from the participants of the Roots of the Future International NGO Conference in Paris. A total of nine issues were published during the four days of the conference.
          habitat.igc.org/dazibao/index.htm

Paris, France
1991.12
    Interactive, Integrative Networking & Communication Processes in Support of Participation in the Earth Summit / Global Forum '92
    Draft proposal for a strategy for the use of microcomputers to strengthen communication and networking among NGOs in French-speaking areas of Africa.

Paris, France
1992.01
    Da Zi Bao: An Interactive Process - Messages from Roots of the Future, International NGO Conference
    A database-generated compilation of all the Da Zi Bao messages published at the Roots of the Future NGO Conference in Paris, organized by keyword. The compilation provides a clear identification of the critical issues - and the diversity of perspectives - that were of concern to NGOs in the UNCED process.
          habitat.igc.org/dazibao/compile.pdf

Brussels, Belgium
1992.01
    UNCED Interactive Document System
    Preliminary design notes for an interactive document system for the intergovernmental negotiaions process at the 4th PrepCom for UNCED, incorporating features of the Da Zi Bao participant interactive message system.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/uids.htm

Geneva, Switzerland
1992.01
    Da Zi Bao: Global Structures Convocation
    Seven one-sided issues - in six different colours - of Da Zi Bao. The issues were sold for 25 cents apiece, and revenue from sales more than covered the immediate material costs of production.

Washington, DC
1992.02
    Da Zi Bao: Global Heart Magnanimous Planning Session
    Four one-sided issues of a participatory interactive message system, with fifty-one messages from thirty-five participants.

Tucson, AZ
1992.02
    Bulletin de Liaison Interactif
    Four issues - one French-English, two English-French, and one French-Castellano - eighteen pages, using "Da Zi Bao" style processes for participant interactive message systems.

New York, NY
1992.03
    Da Zi Bao: UNCED PrepCom 4
    Database and bulletin published during the four week final Preparatory Committee. 17 issues, 275 messages. With Nathalie Liamine, Claire Marsden and others.

New York, NY
1992.03
    Da Zi Bao in Rio
    Proposal for the implementation of the Da Zi Bao interactive bulletin system at the '92 Global Forum in Rio.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/dzb-rio.htm

Baltimore, MD
1992.04
    Synergistic Community Communication and Interactive Processes
    Outline of proposed activities of the Synergistic Communications project for the Earth Summit & '92 Global Forum in Rio. The elements include work with the alternative treaty on Information and Communications, the publication of Da Zi Bao, the compilation of a directory of participants, the utilization of multilingual translation software, and the compilation of UNCED-related disk-based resources.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/sccip.htm

Baltimore, MD
1992.05
    Da Zi Bao: Inter-Sectoral Dialogue Meeting, '92 Global Forum
    Da Zi Bao was the principal document that was produced at the Inter-Sectoral Dialogue Meeting, preceding the official opening of the '92 Global Forum.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
1992.06
    Da Zi Bao
    Fifty-eight issues of the Da Zi Bao interactive bulletin were published during the '92 Global Forum in Rio; 21 issues were in English, 25 in Portuguese, 8 in Spanish and 4 in French. More than 2,200 separate messages in all were published. An additional 10 issues of Da Zi Bao were published in conjunction with the Inter-Sectoral Dialogue meetings at the Global Forum.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
1992.06
    Communications & Information -- 1993 Global Forum
    Concept paper for an integrated communications and information strategy for a 1993 Global Forum that was to have been hosted by the UK Government.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ci-gf93.htm

Baltimore, MD
1992.07
    Notes on a United Kingdom Global Forum, 1993
    Discussion paper on decision making, design, process and participation issues to be considered by the NGO community in response to the proposed 1993 Global Forum to be hosted by the UK Government.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ci-gf83.htm

Cowden, UK
1992.08
    Database of NGOs Accredited to UNCED
    Relational database of the 1,420 NGOs accredited to UNCED, their 2,850 representatives, a description of their UNCED-related activities, and classification by area of interest and sector; includes 10 page manual/guide.

Baltimore, MD
1992.08
    Alternative Treaty-Making Process: Education in Sustainability and Global Responsibility (Pre-Publication edition)
    A compilation of the Alternative Treaties developed by non-government organizations at the '92 Global Forum in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. (An earlier version was published in September 1992)

Toronto, Canada
1992.10
    Alternative Treaties Bulletin
    Bulletin with news and reports on the implementation of the Alternative Treaties developed in Rio de Janeiro at the '92 Global Forum.

Millbrook, UK
1992.11
    Alternative Treaties: Synergistic Processes for Sustainable Communities and Global Responsibility
    An edited version of the alternative treaties developed by non-government organizations at the '92 Global Forum in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. The edition incorporates an enhanced classification system that, inter alia, facilitated the incorporation of the treaties in a searchable full-text database and an expanded introduction to the alternative treaty process.
          habitat.igc.org/treaties/index.html

Millbrook, UK
1993.01
    The Rio Agreements: A Full Text Database
    The official Rio agreements -- Agenda 21, Climate and Biodiversity Conventions, the Forest Principles and the Rio de Janeiro Declaration -- are combined with the Alternative Treaties from the International NGO Forum and the Women's Action Agenda 21 in a DataPerfect database format with built-in menus that permits easy search and retrieval of all section of these historic agreements that include any specified word or phrase.

Cowden, UK
1993.03
    Applying Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability
    Intervention at the first session of the Commission on Sustainable Development recommending, inter alia, that procedures be adopted requesting all documents submitted to the Commission be also provided in electronic format.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/csd-93.htm

New York, NY
1993.06
    Your Voice
    Twelve issues of Your Voice -- an interactive bulletin based on the Da Zi Bao model -- were published during the 1993 Parliament of World Religions. Three of the issues were dedicated to the proceedings of a "Parliament of the People" and one issue was a report based on the meetings of the Assembly of Religious and Spiritual Leaders.
          habitat.igc.org/your-voice/index.htm

Chicago, IL
1993.08
    Participating in the Convention on Combatting Desertification and Effects of Drought
    Provided an overview of the Convention, and of the opportunities for participation and for exchange and access to documentation by NGOs and the academic community.

London, UK
1993.09
    Summary Report of the Assembly of Religous and Spiritual Leaders
    Compilation of a Summary Report based on the meetings of the Assembly of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, based on multi-level classification scheme for comments, observations and recommendations of participants, as recorded by members of the Facilitation Team.
          habitat.igc.org/your-voice/asrl.pdf

Chicago, IL
1993.09
    Model Process for Interactive Participation
    Description of the interactive participation process used at the Parliament of the People at the 1993 Parliament of World Religions - a grassroots parallel process to the Assembly of Spiritual and Religious Leaders.
          habitat.igc.org/your-voice/process.htm

Chicago, IL
1993.09
    The NGO Alternative Treaties and the NGO Treaty Process
    The offical edition of the alternative treaties from the International NGO Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 1-14 1992, published by the Canadian Council on International Cooperation, and incorporating the text and format as edited and published by International Synergy Institute and Ideas for Tomorrow Today.

Ottawa, Canada
1994.02
    Dissemination of this Working Group's Papers in Electronic Format: Intervention of International Synergy Institute
    Intervention at the Intersessional Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Technology Transfer and Cooperation of the Commission on Sustainable Development noting the benefits of electronic dissemination of the documents before the Working Group as well as the broader role of strengthening information infrastructure in support of sustainable development.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/csdis-94.htm

New York, NY
1994.02
    International Synergy Institute
    The first web site - while serving as the UN Representative for the International Synergy Institute, a previous home of Information Habitat, and an accredited Non-Governmental Organization to the 1992 Earth Summit and subsequently to the Roster of the UN Economic and Social Council for the purposes of participation in the Commission on Sustainable Development.

New York, NY
1994.05
    On-line Access to United Nations Documents - in Newsletter of the South-North Centre for Environmental Policy
    Overview of current United Nations proceedings directly or indirectly relating to the follow-up from the Earth Summit in Rio, including information on how to obtain access to electronic copies of documents from the proceedings.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ola-und.htm

London, UK
1994.06
    Some Critical Issues for the NGO Review
    Identification of key areas that had been addressed by the Open-Ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/critical.htm

New York, NY
1994.06
    Key Issues for the Open-ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations
    Identification of some of the priority concerns for NGOs from among those that were addressed during the First Session of the Open-Ended Working Group
          habitat.igc.org/interven/ngoadhoc.htm

New York, NY
1994.06
    Strengthening Procedures for Consultation
    Statement submitted at the First Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations. Recommendations for consistency of procedures for consultation, on the role on national non-governmental organizations, practical arrangements, provisions for timely and effective access to documents, and modalities for consultation.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/oewg9406.htm

New York, NY
1994.06
    Proposal: Establishment of a Consolidated DPCSD Database
    Proposal for the establishment of an electronic database of NGO contacts, to support the long-term strategy of the Department of Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development regarding the new relationship emerging between the United Nations and the non-governmental sector. The proposal is based on a review of the existing arrangements for maintaining information on non-governmental organizations, information needs of NGO focal points, and an assessment of software alternatives.

New York, NY
1994.08
    The Commission on Sustainable Development & The World Summit on Social Development Gophers
    The initial online compilation of all available official documents from the first two Sessions of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development - and an extensive set of documents submitted by Governments, Intergovernmental Organizations and NGO Networks - and for the World Summit on Social Development. The site included a guide on the use of the gopher and a comprehensive listing of the available documents.

New York, NY
1994.10
    Procedures for electronic dissemination of documents
    Procedure manual and forms for formatting and dissemination of UN documents on Internet gopher site.

New York, NY
1994.10
    Women Engaging The UN Online: WEDO's Electronic Communications in Action
    A guide to the Internet gopher of the Women's Environment and Development Organization, including a table of contents of the available documents - including reports of WEDO's activities at the global, regional, national, and local levels - and information on how to access the documents.

New York, NY
1994.11
    Strengthening NGO Participation at the United Nations
    Statement submitted at the Inter-sessional Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations. Recommendations for strengthening NGO participation at the UN, including the creative application of information and communication technology in support of systematic arrangements for broader and more timely access to UN documents and the establishment of an Information and Communication Center for compilation and dissemination of UN documents.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/oewg9411.htm

New York, NY
1994.11
    Towards an Agenda for Information
    A very preliminary draft - in parts in outline format - to initiate a process of dialogue concerning the need for an Agenda for Information, to parallel and complement the Agenda for Peace and the Agenda for Development.
          habitat.igc.org/agenda/index.html

New York, NY
1995.02
    Utilization of information and communication technology in support of broad-based participation and access to information
    Statement submitted by the International Synergy Institute at the Second Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations. Recommendations for the systematic application of information and communication technology in support of arrangements for broader and more timely access to UN documents and for consultation with non-governmental organizations.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/oewg9505.htm

New York, NY
1995.05
    Information Habitat: Where Information Lives
    Information Habitat promotes the understanding and practice of information ecology - based on the recognition of information systems as ecosystems - sets of interrelated and interdependent structures and processes that can best be understood if viewed as a whole - and in the context of the critical relationships between information ecosystems and other ecosystems - social, institutional, economic, legal, cultural and natural. Information Habitat is a Non-Governmental Organization in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council.
          habitat.igc.org/index.html

New York, NY
1995.06
    Information Habitat: Where Information Lives - Overview
    An overview of Information Habitat and some of the conceptual perpectives of an information ecosystem approach to the use of information technology to enable broad-based participation in decision-making, action and access to information in relation to international, national and local processes relating to sustainability, human rights and peace.
          habitat.igc.org/concept/index.htm

New York, NY
1995.07
    Agenda 21, Other UNCED Agreements and the NGO Alternative Treaties
    The first - and for a long time, the only - web-based version of Agenda 21 and the other agreements of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - the Earth Summit - held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992, including the NGO Alternative Treaties.
          habitat.igc.org/agenda21/index.htm

New York, NY
1995.08
    Habitat Online Partnership Plan of Action
    Plan for an integrated online framework to support the role of partners in the implementation of and follow-up to the Habitat Agenda through the systematic use of electronic communications to strengthen cooperation between partners; capacity-building initiative in the use of information technology for Habitat partners. The Partnership Plan of Action was semi-formally incorporated into the Habitat follow up plans by UNCHS (Habitat) however the incorporation was lost when the unhabitat.org domain was "hijacked" and not restored when UN Habitat subsequently acquired the domain.
          Journey through Rio, Istanbul and Beyond

New York, NY
1996.03
    Habitat II Online: Invitation to a Journey
    Statement at 1996 Earth Day celebration at the Peace Bell at United Nations Headquarters, extending an invitation to participate in a journey - to Istanbul and beyond; a journey of recommitment to the principles and values of Earth Day; a journey of discovery and exploration of new ways and tools with which we can work together in fulfilling the vision of Earth Day.
          habitat.igc.org/journey/index.html

New York, NY
1996.03
    Habitat II Online: An Ecological Design Process
    An overview of ecological design considerations in the development of the Habitat II Online initiative to enable coherent, intelligent response to the agenda of the Habitat II conference incorporating an ecology of information, an ecology of education, and an ecology of participation.
          habitat.igc.org/h2o/design.htm

New York, NY
1996.05
    Virtual Light & Colour Cubes
    The virtual light & color cubes are virtual structures in the form of cubes with dimensions of red, green and blue, within which the colour at any point is equal to the sum of the point's red, green and blue coordinates. The pair of cubes - mirror images and photographic negatives of each other - embody fundamental properties of light and colour, and demonstrate the additive and subtractive primary colours.
          habitat.igc.org/cube/index.html

New York, NY
1996.11
    Methodology for the General Assembly to examine the question of the participation of NGOs in all areas of the work of the United Nations
    Speaking notes for Information Habitat at the Informal Soundings on ECOSOC Decision 1996/297. Recommendations, inter alia, on an inclusive approach to participation of NGOs, on the value of systematic use of information and communication technology, and on examination of innovative participation processes used in the Habitat II conference.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/is-9611.htm

New York, NY
1996.12
    The application of modern information and communication technology to improve practical arrangements in support of strengthened participation of non-governmental organizations in the work of the United Nations
    Recommendations for use of information technology to strengthen participation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including enhanced access to United Nations documents, the Daily Journal and press releases by NGOs in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/app9701.htm

New York, NY
1997.01
    Village Meetings on the Internet: Theory and Practice of Information Ecology
    Conference presentation on the use of Internet Relay Chat as a simple, accessible and viable methodology for holding online "village meetings".

Vienna, Austria
1997.02
    Earthday on the Equinox on the Internet
    Web site for the 1997 celebration of Earth Day on the Equinox at the Peace Bell at United Nations Headquarters, with the theme "A Culture of Peace". The ceremony was broadcast live on the Internet via streaming video.
          habitat.igc.org/earthday/index.html

New York, NY
1997.03
    Non-Governmental Organizations at the Commission for Sustainable Development
    Compilation of information resources and documents in support of participation by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the work of the Commission on Sustainable Development and preparations for Earth Summit II. The site highlighted the consensus NGO document "Toward Earth Summit Two: NGO Recommendations for Commitments and Action" which included a key section on Information Ecology. The NGO Steering Committee now maintains its own web site - http://www.csdngo.org/csdngo

New York, NY
1997.03
    Dedication of the Peace Cube
    Dedication of the Virtual Light and Colour Cube as a Peace Cube at the Earthday on the Equinox on the Internet ceremony at United Nations Headquarters on 1997.03.20
          habitat.igc.org/one-light/dedicate.htm

New York, NY
1997.03
    Innovative Ideas and Procedures for Interactions between NGOs and the U.N.
    Statement of Information Habitat at the NGO Consultation on Increasing Access to the UN General Assembly and its Committees and all areas of the work of the UN. Recommendations for an inclusive approach to NGO participation based on information ecology, methodology, and on Government/NGO partnership.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/ih-9704.htm

New York, NY
1997.04
    Colour Equations / Faces of the Peace Cube
    An early visual presentation of some of the basic colour equations between the additive (light) and subtractive (pigment) primary colours as expressed through the faces of the light and colour cubes.
          habitat.igc.org/equations/index.html

New York, NY
1997.05
    Images from the Peace Cube
    Images developed from the presentation of the "virtual light and colour cube" at its dedication as a peace cube at the Earthday on the Equinox on the Internet Ceremony at the Peace Bell at United Nations Headquarters, New York. The images highlight rhythmic qualities, photographic negativity, and the primary lights and pigments of the cubes.
          habitat.igc.org/images/index.html

New York, NY
1997.05
    The Digital Date Clock as a Universal Date Format
    Proposes the adoption of the digital date clock as a universal format for recording dates - using yyyy.mm.dd - eg 1998.12.20 - format that eliminates ambiguity and cultural variation in recording dates, uses characters compatible with prevailing standards for file names, exhibits the properties of an ordinal number and as a result promotes orderliness, and is not only fully year 2000 compliant but can also be used as a public awareness learning mechanism in preparing for the millennium bug / crisis / bomb - Y2K.

New York, NY
1997.06
    Whole Earth Partnership, Informatics and Participation
    Web site with a listing and description of the electronic mailing list networks - Habitat Partners networks, Habitat Peace Caucus, the Huairou Commission, NGO Committees on Social Development, Sustainable Development, Human Settlements, Ad Hoc Working Group on the MAI, and Year2000 list.
          habitat.igc.org/wepip/index.htm

New York, NY
1997.06
    Towards Earth Summit II: Recommendations for Actions and Commitments at Earth Summit II
    Consensus document presenting NGO recommendations for Actions and Commitments at Earth Summit II, the five year review of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
          habitat.igc.org/csdngo/1997/es2ngo1.html

New York, NY
1997.06
    Sustainable Energy - Energy After Rio
    Online publication of major UNDP policy documents on sustainable energy, including Energy After Rio: Prospects and Challenges, the UNDP Initiative on Sustainable Energy, and Energy as an Instrument for Socio-Economic Policy.

New York, NY
1997.08
    NGO Committee on Human Settlements
    A demonstration template for a committee of the Conference of Non-governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO), and developed in the context of the Partnership Informatics and Participation initiative.
          habitat.igc.org/ngochs/index.htm

New York, NY
1997.09
    Resolution on Information and Communications
    Resolution on Information and Communications - proposed by Information Habitat: Where Information Lives and International Council of Jewish Women and adopted by the 20th General Assembly of the Conference of NGOs - to recgnize the oppotunities offered by modern information and communications technology to increase their effectiveness and to strengthen the participation of NGOs in the work of the United Nations.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ic-congo.htm

Geneva, Switzerland
1997.11
    dpu-pip - Partnership, Informatics and Participation for implementing the Habitat Agenda
    Seedbed for the development and implementation of a curriculum in information ecology designed to establish templates for the participatory use of information technology by local governnments and local communities and organizations. The site has also been used to make available - via e-mail and or a world wide web browser - key documents relating to public participation in consultation and decision-making relating to water, sustainability and health and the implementation of the agreement in the Habitat Agenda and Agenda 21.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/dpu-pip

London, UK
1998.02
    Holistic Approaches to Freshwater Vitality: An Information Ecology Approach
    Outline framework for the use of an information ecology approach - focussing on watershed-based interactive public access to freshwater information - developed on the basis of NGO recommendations from the Freshwater Caucus and the Informaton Ecology Cacus of the NGO/CSD Ste fering Committee in response to "Integrated Management of Freshwater Resources" recommendations from a 1998.01 Expert Group meeting in Harare.
          habitat.igc.org/h2o-partners/hafv.pdf

New York, NY
1998.03
    Holistic Approaches to Freshwater: An Information Ecology Orientation
    Outline framework for the use of an information ecology approach - focussing on watershed-based interactive public access to freshwater information - developed from "Integrated Management of Freshwater Resources" recommendations from a 1998.01 Expert Group meeting in Harare.

New York, NY
1998.04
    Essential Economics: Towards a Holistic Framework
    Preliminary schematic representation for "Essential Economics". The model, developed in the context of "Holistic approaches to freshwater" and the consideration of the nature of water as an economic good at the 6th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, describes an economic transaction as a process at the intersection of flows of labour, money, knowledge, material resources, energy, infrastructure, etc.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-essence.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
1998.04
    Virtual Light & Colour Cubes - Properties of Light, Gifts of Nature, Catalysts of Peace
    Compelling visual introduction to the Virtual Light and Colour Cubes. Provides a brief visual overview of the principal characteristics of the Virtual Light and Colour Cubes / Peace Cubes
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/cop-llc-cubes.ppt

Brooklyn, NY
1998.07
    Primary Colours: A Proof
    Introductory presentation on the nature of primary colours based on the existence of - and symmetry and complementarity between - two sets of primary colours - red, green & blue for light; cyan, magenta & yellow for pigment.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/cop-llc-primary.ppt

New York, NY
1998.09
    Y2K Three States Network
    Web site for the Y2K Three States Network of representatives of public agencies and managers of public utilities and transportation networks concerned with computer-date-related Year 2000 preparations in the New York City tri-state area - New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.
          Journey through Rio, Istanbul and Beyond

New York, NY
1998.09
    Information Ecology and Information Society
    A brief overview of information ecology focussing on the emerging significance of information space, of the need for public information space and the development of such spaces through the use of information and communications technology in the course of the series of global conferences of the 1990, and of the electronic mailing list as the key tool in support of non-governmental participation in the global conferences, with an overview of properties of electronic mailing lists and recommendations. Presented at "The Challenges of Information Technology for the Non-Profit Sector". Powerpoint presentation.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-ie-is.ppt

Vienna, Austria
1998.11
    Information Ecology for a Millennium Forum
    An outline of a general information ecology approach in support of information and communication needs of a Millennium Forum - or set of Forums. An overview of of some historical roots of information ecology and its evolution in support of the participation of non-governmental organizations in preparations for and follow-up to the global conferences of the 1990s. (Draft, in progress)

Brooklyn, NY
1998.12
    Information Ecology: Holistic Framework for Empowerment & Transformation
    A holistic perspective on information flows, recognizing three fundamental dimensions of information space - content / substance, personal / community relationships, and the nature of information technology - and three basic phases of information processing - compilation / organization, communication / dissemination, and reception / utilisation. Powerpoint presentation.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-ie-hf.ppt

Turin, Italy
1998.12
    Istanbul + 2.5 - Half Way on a Journey to Istanbul + 5: A Status Report
    Case study / report on a partnership-based information ecology framework for integrated follow-up to the Habitat Agenda and the global agreements of the 1990s. Presented at the "New Partnerships for Action" conference at the United Nations Staff College. Powerpoint presentation.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-wepip.ppt

Turin, Italy
1998.12
    Introduction to Information Ecology
    A preliminary overview of some basics of information ecology and the relationship between information systems and other ecosystems; the nature of key properties of information and information flows and exchanges, including implications of physical properties of information - zero mass and size, light-speed; and overview of the application of information technology in support of the participation of NGOs in the preparation for and follow-up to the agreements of the global conferences of the 1990s. (Draft, in progress)
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-iie.ppt

Brooklyn, NY
1998.12
    Mailbase Online Micro-Library Service
    An overview of the design of an online micro-library service, using the mailbase electronic mailing list system developed by and for British universities. Documents would be maintained in plain text, WordPerfect 5.1, and portable document format, and would be accessible by electronic mail as well as via the world wide web. (Draft, in progress)
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-mmls.ppt

Brooklyn, NY
1998.12
    Soesterberg Declaration
    Declaration adopted at a Conference in Soesterberg, The Netherlands, by Non-Governmental Organizations preparing for participation in the European Ministerial Conference on Environment & Health organized World Health Organization that includes recommendations on protocols for public participation and access to information based on the principles of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/99soesterberg.txt

Soesterberg, The Netherlands
1999.01

Brooklyn, NY
1999.01
    Light and Colour Tiles - Cycles
    Templates for domino-format tiles, with pairs of adjacent faces. jpg format available for printing on A3 or 11x17, to copy on card stock. Discover some of the patterns, cycles and symmetry. pdf format.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/cop-tiles-c.jpg

Brooklyn, NY
1999.01
    Light and Colour Tiles - Mirrors One
    Templates for domino-format tiles, with mirror faces. A4 / 8.5x11"; also available in jpg format for printing on A3 or 11x17, to copy on card stock. Infinite variations, patterns, symmetry, rhythms and cycles. pdf format.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/cop-tiles-m1.jpg

Brooklyn, NY
1999.01
    ngos@un - Non-Governmental Organizations at the United Nations
    Non-Governmental Organizations at the United Nations - a partnership to assist the UN Secretary-General in responding to the decision 1996/31 of the Economic and Social Council on Consultative Arangements for Non-Governmental Organizations" through a comprehensive approach to the application of modern information and communications technology in support of facilitation and documentation of NGOs in the work of the United Nations.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-ngosun.txt

Brooklyn, NY
1999.02
    Swords into Plowshares: Peace Park at the UN
    A slide show of photographs that focus on the Ralph Bunch Peace Park opposite the entrance to the UN Secreariat - beginning with the "Isaiah Wall" with the verse" "They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nations; neither shall they study war any more."
          habitat.igc.org/peace-park/index.htm

New York, NY
1999.05
    Faces of the Peace Cube
    Introduction to the faces of the light and colour cubes - and to a three-dimensional mathematics of light and colour. 10 slides / pages. Generated in Powerpoint; pdf format.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/cop-lcc-faces.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10
    Full Cost Electronic Market
    Schematic outline of key characteristics and relationships, and elements of the ecological properties relational database - engine of the market, incorporating "double entry bookkeeping for the earth". Outline, generated in Inspiration(r), in pdf format.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-fullcost.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10
    Habitat Online Partnership Plan of Action - An Outline
    Sketch of a framework for monitoring and implementing the Habitat Agenda. Outline generated in Inspiration(r), in pdf format.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-hoppa.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10
    Information Ecology of Electronic Mail
    Key material, economic, social and practical factors, in the context of electronic mail as a common and economical medium for communication and information exchange. Outline, generated in Inspiration(r), in pdf format.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-ieem.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10
    Network Properties
    Fundamental properties and characteristics of networks, including integrity, connectivity, governance and groundedness. Outline, generated in Inspiration(r) in pdf format.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-network.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10
    Y2K Countdown Digital Date Clock
    Presentation of the basis for the use of the Digital Date Clock - with yyyy.mm.dd format - as the ideal solution for a universal format for recording dates of transactions. pdf file from an HTML page.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/y2k-counting.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10
    Information Ecology Partners for a Sustainable Millennium
    Partnership initiatives using information and communication technologies to support orderly broad-based public participation in local, national, regional, and global decision-making processes relating to sustainability, equity, human rights & peace.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-iepsm.txt

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10
    ngos@un Database - An Outline
    Sketch of major areas of database elements in ngos@un - a comprehensive relational database of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at the United Nations. Inspiration-generated file, in pdf format.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-ngosun-db.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10
    Properties and Principles of Information
    Properties of zero mass, zero physical size, speed of light, common access to properties of the whole; principles governing value, flow, management and understanding of information. Outline in pdf format, generated in Inspiration(r).

Brooklyn, NY
1999.11
    Properties of Information
    Properties of information - zero mass, zero physical size, speed of light, common access to properties of the whole; principles governing information. Outline in pdf format, generated in Inspiration.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-informat.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
1999.11
    Huntington Beach: Life, Death, Rebirth, Light and Water
    Photographic slide show - leaves and new growth in a wooded garden and pebbles, shells and more on Huntington Beach.
          habitat.igc.org/huntington/index.htm

Huntington Beach, NY
2000.03
    Spring Waters at Saratoga Springs
    A set of three photographic slide shows, taken in Saratoga Springs, NY - center of perhaps the most important mineral resource waters in the world. The s;ide shows are: Congress Park near the center of town, An unconventional set of images from the Congress Springs, at the edge of the Park; and the Saratoga Surf and Spa Motel - a very reasonably priced motel - outside the racing season - with a mineral water hot tub where one can soak to one's heart's content.
          habitat.igc.org/saratoga/index.htm

Saratoga Springs, NY
2000.04
    United Nations Through the Trees
    A set of photographic slide shows taken from outside and inside the United Nations Garden at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The first set is of U.N. buildings seen though trees; and some of the sculptures in the garden.

New York, NY
2000.04
    The Evolving Knowledge-Based Global Economy
    An outline of background and context relating to cosideration of the Ministerial Declaration of the high-level segment of ECOSOC on "Development and international cooperation in the twenty-first century: the role of information technology in the context of a knowledge-based global economy" submitted by Information Habitat at the meeting of the High-Level Panel of Experts at the United Nations in preparation for the High-level segment of ECOSOC.
          habitat.igc.org/ie/nonpaper.htm

New York, NY
2000.04
    Whitehaven-and-Whitgift.net
    Whitehaven-and-Whitgift.net is the home base of a large family of Internet domains - from gaia-university.net to gifts-of-light.net, digital-bridges.net, millennium-forum.net, housing-court-of-kings.net to maine-ecology.net and more. [under construction]

Brooklyn, NY
2000.06
    Alice in Cyberwonderland
    Not yet told in full, Alice in Cyberwonderland begins when Alice is exploring her new wireless notebook computer at her favourite spot in the woods, alongside the bank of a stream. Then a white rabbit dashes up to the screen, pauses to say to Alice, "I have to take this shortcut. Follow me!" - and Alice does ...
          wikibooks.org/wiki/Alice_in_Cyberwonderland

Brooklyn, NY
2000.06
    Motion for Recognition of John Doe's Competence to Represent Respondents as a pro se Attorney in this Case
    Pro se Motion filed in Rama and Manjula, a Corporation against Fye and Doe, Index No. 70826/00, in the Housing Part of the Civil Court of Kings County, New York, presenting arguments for the recognition of John Doe's competence to proceed on a pro se basis in the case.
          habitat.igc.org/housing-court-of-kings/70826/00/pro-se.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
2000.06
    Motion to Vacate Stipulation of Settlement as Fatally Defective
    Pro se Motion in the case of Rama and Manjula, a Corporation, against Fye and Doe, in the Housing Part of the Civil Court of Kings County, New York, on the grounds that the stipulation of settlement in the case was fatally defective, presenting arguments and evidence, inter alia, as to illegal actions by Petitioner (Rama and Manjula) including failure to register the premises as a multiple dwelling and failure to provide adequate heat and hot water, defects in the Court's information system, arguing for consideration of the principles of Agenda 21 and the Habitat Agenda in the Housing Court and for the introduction of a comprehensive housing information system and the provision of opportunities for electronic filing and service of documents.
          habitat.igc.org/housing-court-of-kings/70826/00/vacate.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
2000.06
    Gaia University - A Mid-Summer Night's Surprise Preview
    Celebration of the Summer Solstice with a presentation of a preview of plans for a Gaia University at Saratoga Springs - intended to serve as the hub of a global learning and teaching network - with an integrated online framework incorporating the Gaia Mind Hypothesis and Information Ecology principles and including the registration of an extensive set of Internet domains intended to serve as hosts for key elements of a holistic curriculum.
          habitat.igc.org/gaia-university/saratoga.pdf

Saratoga Springs, NY
2000.06
    Motion to Rescind Five Day Notice on the Grounds of Lack of Jurisdiction
    Pro se Motion in Rama and Manjula, a Corporation, against Fye and Doe in the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the County of Kings, New York arguing to rescind a five day eviction notice on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction.
          habitat.igc.org/housing-court-of-kings/70826/00/rescind.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
2000.06
    Housing Court of Kings: A framework for information ecology and the administration of Justice
    Information ecology, justice and the law. A framework and a test case / case study in an information ecology-enabled transformation of the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County - better known as Brooklyn. Housing Court of kings is also intended to serve as a model framework to strengthen the role of Housing Courts to do justice to the rights of tenants, and to the responsibilities of landlords to maintain their properties in a lawful, ecologically-sound manner in keeping with the language and the spirit of international agreements on sustainable housing and sustainable communities and cities, and on sustainable, participatory development.
          habitat.igc.org/housing-court-of-kings/overview.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
2000.07
    Gaia University
    A web-based home for Gaia University and for a preliminary presentation of the Gaia Mind Hypothesis, including a presentation of an extensive set of Interet domains that were registered by members of the Gaia University family of organizations. Each of the domains was intended to play a central role in the curriculum and administration of Gaia University, and are being designed and developed within an information ecology domain framework.

Brooklyn, NY
2000.07
    Nine Primary Colours
    A presentation of the primary equations of colour and light, the symmetry of light and pigment, and the nine primary colours. Nine Primary Colors is also a demonstration and appreciation of the power of zero in the three-dimensional mathematics of colour - and in any numeric system.

Brooklyn, NY
2000.07
    Respondents' Overview of Events Concerning Landlord's Failure to Provide Adequate Heat and Hot Water - among Many Other Failures to Maintain Warrant of Habitability - and Landlord's Retaliatory Refusal to Renew Lease
    Overview of the Landlord's failure to provide heat, and Landlord's retaliatory response to a legitimate and validated complaint to the appropriate authority of the City of New York, with submission of relevant weather records obtained from from the official web site of the National Weather Center at La Guardia Airport.

Brooklyn, NY
2000.08
    Affidavit #2 in Support of an Order to Show Cause to Vacate Judgement and to Restore to the Calendar
    Affidavit providing an overview of the grounds for the judge to vacate a Stipulation of Settlement that had been entered into without the jurisdiction of the Court and that had failed to provide reasonable due process.
          habitat.igc.org/housing-court-of-kings/70826/00/affidavit-2000.08.17.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
2000.08
    Vital information - the life-blood of a society
    Summary of design and information ecology conceptual framework for architecture for UN-NGO Collaboration: Pilot Program for MAMAS - Mothers Against Military Aggression in Sierra Leone.

Seattle, WA
2000.09
    Diagonal Faces of the Light and Colour Cubes
    A set of twenty-four of the forty-eight diagonal faces of the cubes - the twelve in which either black is at bottom or top, or where white is at the top or bottom. Click on any images that gets your attention - when you see it at the center, its negative is in the lower right.
          habitat.igc.org/faces-vertical/index.htm

New York, NY
2000.09
    Affidavit #3 in Support of an Order to Show Cause to Vacate Judgement and to Restore to the Calendar
    Affidavit filed in Rama and Manjula, a Corporation against Fye and Doe, Index No. 70826/00, in the Housing Part of the Civil Court of Kings Conuty, New York, summarizing arguments as to why the Court's Judgments, raising issues, inter alia, of jurisdictional and procedural errors, and the Court's failure to uphold 14th Amendment requirements to provide equal protection under the law.
          habitat.igc.org/housing-court-of-kings/70826/00/affidavit-2000.09.07.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
2000.09
    Light and Colour Cubes - Millennium Peace Day 2000
    A statement made on the Light and Colour Cubes on Millennium Peace Day, September 19, 2000 providing a concise overview of the Light and Colour Cubes and their history and significance as icons of One Light in All as the final Equinox of the Millennium approached.
          habitat.igc.org/gifts/index.htm

2000.09
    Peace Cubes - Gifts of Light
    Home for the Peace Cubes - Virtual Light and Colour Cubes that are at the centre of a three-dimensional mathematics of colour and light and that can transform our understanding of the nature and dimensions of light and colour. The Peace Cubes can also serve as vital elements in a new global curriculum on mathematics, colour and light, as symbols for the One Light in all of Creation, and as teaching tools on the properties of knowledge-based economies, and as an introduction to the properties of zero-based economy. All of the images are computer-generated, the most recent images based on HTML tables generated from a DataPerfect database, as were most of the sets of web pages of images.
          habitat.igc.org/peace-cubes/index.html

Brooklyn, NY
2000.10
    Digital Bridges
    A home for the establishment and maintenance of digital bridges - across the many gulfs - digital and otherwise - that have divided and separated people, communities, organizations and governments. Digital Bridges designs and architecture draw on the fundamental properties of information, information systems and networks, including the fact that information has zero mass, zero physical size and can travel at the speed of light, and that information systems now make possible common access to and observation of properties of the whole. [under construction]
          www.digital-bridges.net

Brooklyn, NY
2000.10
    Peace Tiles - Gifts of Light
    A set of the ninety-six peace tiles - based on mirror images of the faces and the cycles of all possible pairs of contiguous faces of the Peace Cubes. Each colourful tile is framed below a frieze of the corresponding faces. The bottom frieze contains the photographic negative of the tile. Below that are the sixteen "cycle tiles" corresponding to the faces of the main tile. Sound complicated? In practice it is easy - and fun if you let your eyes and feelings guide you. Virtually no words, yet simple to grasp visually.

    The web site for the Peace Tiles was launched on October 24, United Nations Day, 2000.
          habitat.igc.org/tiles/index.htm


Brooklyn, NY
2000.10
    Peace Faces - Faces of the Peace Cubes
    A meditation on the forty-eight faces of the light and colour cubes. Each face represents a meeting place of four primary colours and may evoke a unique feeling. Each face is framed below a frieze of the eight rotations and reflections of itself. At the loer right of the face is its photographic negative. A bottom frieze contains small icons of the forty eight faces. Easy - and enjoyable; forget about words; let your eyes and feelings guide you.
          habitat.igc.org/faces/index.htm

Brooklyn, NY
2000.10
    Financing for Development and Transition to the Knowledge-Based Economy
    An analysis of the critical need for the Financing for Development (FfD) process at the United Nations to focus attention on the need for financing development that enables participation of developing countries in the new knowledge-based economy, and an identification of some of the key issues that need to be considered in the transition to a knowledge-based economy. Prepared for the FfD Business Hearings.
          habitat.igc.org/ffd-kbe/index.htm

New York, NY
2000.12
    Financing for Development Forum
    A partnership-based online web-site in support of access to information and participation in consultations relating to the preparations for the High Level United Nations event on Financing for Development scheduled for the first quarter of 2002. Incorporated a comprehensive compilation of English-language PrepCom documents in HTML format, with links to relevant background documents, and PDF copies of Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish documents.
          ffd-forum.net

Brooklyn, NY
2000.12
    Healing a Nation
    Healing a Nation is intended to serve as a home for an online forum in support of President-Elect Gearge W. Bush's commitment to engage in a process of healing the divides in the U.S. that had become visible in the U.S. Presidential Election in the year 2000. The site highlights a fifth verse of the U.S. National Anthem, beginning with "Oh say can you see, by the one light in all", dedicated at a sunrise interfaith Earth Day ceremony held in April 1990 at Fort McHenry, birthplace of the National Anthem.

Brooklyn, NY
2000.12
    Rivers of Light Variations
    Rhythmic rivers of light based on the fundamental cycles of the Peace Cubes / Virtual Light and Colour Cubes, above a phoographic negative of the same. Exhibited at Isha Shabaka's IdefineArt studio in Brooklyn, NY at the natural turn of the Millennium, the Winter Solstice, 2000.
          habitat.igc.org/bridges/river.htm

New York, NY
2000.12
    Documents submitted by Respondents in Response to Interim Order of 2001.02.08
    Listing of documents filed by pro se tenants in response to an Interim Order of the Court requesting resubmission of the documents as the Court was unable to find the original documents.
          habitat.igc.org/housing-court-of-kings/70286/00/documents.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
2001.02
    hiv-aids-care - a graphic representation
    "A picture is worth a thousand words." A graphic representation of the incidence of HIV/AIDS infection through the use of geographic information system maps comiled by the UN-AIDS programme. The maps vividly and directly make visible both the extent of infection, and and its growth, at five year intervals in Africa, South America and Asia.
          habitat.igc.org/hiv-aids-care/index.htm

Brooklyn, NY
2001.03
    Revised form for Tenant's Affidavit in Support of an Order to Show Cause to Vacate Judgement and to Restore to the Calendar
    A revised form for Tenant's Affidavit offered for use by the Housing Court of Kings County, New York (Brooklyn), The form - which would be accessible online, with interactive help options, and in portable electronic formats - makes provision for documentation of the specifics of the Landlord's failure to maintain a "warrant of habitability", and provides optional additional space for describing additional details related to a Tenant's defense.
          habitat.igc.org/housing-court-of-kings/tenant-affidavit-form.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
2001.03
    Tenant's Affidavit in Support of an Order to Show Cause to Vacate Judgement and to Restore to the Calendar
    Final, unsuccessful affidavit - submitted on the newly-designed form for Tenant's Affidavits - that documents clearly violations of Housing Code - the resolution of which was supposed to be a precondition for any payment of rent, presents other detailed arguments in the Tenant's defense, and describes how the newly-designed form would work.
          habitat.igc.org/housing-court-of-kings/70826/00/affidavit-2001.03.30.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
2001.03
    Birth of the Rainbow Cubic Sine Waves
    An exploration in connections between the Light and Colour Cubes and the colours of the rainbow, Rainbow Cubic Sine Waves represents a mapping of the colurs of the cubes onto a sine wave, in which the cycle of colours seems to evoke the colour sequence of the rainbow. The development of the Rainbow Cubic Sine Wave took place over two days very shortly on the birth of the Cubic Colour Wheel, reflecting an openness to softening the sharp edges of the Cubes, as well as to focus attention on some of the rhythmic and cyclical properties of the cubes.

New York, NY
2001.11
    Rainbow Cubic Sine Waves - Beginning to add colour


New York, NY
2001.11
    Rainbow Cubic Sine Waves - Filling in the blanks


New York, NY
2001.11
    Meditations on One Light in All: Rainbow Cubic Sine Waves
    An endless sequence of cycling "rainbow cubic sine waves" - based on a mapping of the colours of the Light and Colour Cubes onto the shape of a sine wave in a quest to reconcile and connect the cubes and the rainbow, as well as to bridge the gulf between the square and cube and the circle and sphere.
          habitat.igc.org/reconcile/rcsw.htm

New York, NY
2001.12
    Meditation on One Light in All: Queries on Opening to the Light
    A meditative online presentation of the Queries on Opening to the Light - a presentation that serves as the opening segment of a Journey of Light, Reconcilation and Peace prepared in response to September 11, 2001 and its aftermath.
          habitat.igc.org/queries/index.htm

New York, NY
2001.12
    Meditations on One Light in All: Twin Beacons of Light and Colour
    A cycle of eight images of the skyline of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center - illuminated by the arrival and receding of the Light and Colour Cubes in an endless cycle. Clicking on the image enables more information, and access to prior and next steps in A Journey of Light, Reconciliation and Peace.
          habitat.igc.org/twin-beacons/index.htm

New York, NY
2001.12
    Meditations on One Light in All: Twin Cubes of Light and Colour
    A set of twelve cycling page with images of mirrored twin pairs of Light and Colour Cubes, showing all possible regular presentations from the white and black apexes of the cubes. The images are clickable, providing access to more information and to other phases of the Journey of Light, Reconciliation and Peace.
          habitat.igc.org/twin-cubes/index.htm

New York, NY
2001.12
    Meditations on One Light in All: Twisted Pairs of Light and Colour Cubes
    A cycling series of twenty-four pages with images of "Twisted Pairs of Light and Colour Cubes" - pairs of cubes in which the one is the unseen side of the other.
          habitat.igc.org/twisted-pairs/index.htm

New York, NY
2001.12
    Meditations on One Light in All: Reconciliation in Primary Colours
    A set of eight cycling images with the principal protagonists in a War of - President George W. Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of State Colin Powell and Osama bin Laden - against backgrounds of the Light and Colour Cubes and of the six non-zero primary colours.
          habitat.igc.org/reconcile/primary.htm

New York, NY
2001.12
    Meditations on One Light in All: Reconciliation in 16 Colour Palettes
    A set of seventy-two images with the primary representatives of the September 11 protagonists - President George W. Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of State Colin Powell and Osama bin Laden against backgrounds of the Light and Colour Cubes transposed into sixteen colour images, and serving as visual metaphors for ways that our perception of our enemies can be distorted when we see them from a limited palette, and one in which our enemies' colours are only partially represented.
          habitat.igc.org/reconcile/16colour.htm

New York, NY
2001.12
    The Great Invocation in the Cubic Colour Wheel
    A cycling series with the text of the Great Invocation against the background of a rotating "Cubic Colour Wheel" - a "true" colour wheel that was generated by mapping the Light and Colour Cubes into a circle.
          habitat.igc.org/reconcile/invocation.htm

New York, NY
2001.12
    A Journey of Light, Reconciliation and Peace
    Interfaith journey invoking light, reconciliation and peace in response to the World Trade Center bombings of September 11 and the aftermath of the bombings. The journey is a series of eight brief passages: Queries on Opneing to the Light; Twin Beacons of Light; Twin Light and Colour Cubes; Tsited Pairs of Cubes; Oh Say Can You See By the One Light in All; Reconciliation in Primary Colours; Reconciliation in 16 Colour Palettes; and The Great Invocation.

New York, NY
2001.12
    Gandhi-King 2002 Season for Nonviolence - Calendar
    Illustrated daily calendar of themes and quotations prepared for the New York City Season for Nonviolence Task Force based on "64 Ways - 64 Days" developed by the Association for Global New Thought.
          habitat.igc.org/snv-2002/index.htm

New York, NY
2002.01
    Information, Data and Communication in Agenda 21
    A systematic hypertext-based compilation and organization of all references in Agenda 21 to the words: information, data and communication. The set of 38 web pages were generated from the TREATIES database using a web-page generating report allowing the selection of any three words of phrases.
          habitat.igc.org/agenda21/idc.htm

New York, NY
2002.02
    Access, Participate and Participation in Agenda 21
    A systematic hypertext-based compilation and organization of all references in Agenda 21 to the words: access, participate and participation. The set of 37 web pages were generated from the TREATIES database using a web-page generating report allowing the selection of any three words of phrases.
          habitat.igc.org/agenda21/app.htm

New York, NY
2002.02
    The Light and Colour Cubes - An Introduction
    An introduction to the Light and Colour Cubes and the primary colours of light and pigment.
          habitat.igc.org/one-light/about.htm

New York, NY
2002.02
    Towards a Curriculum in Information Ecology: Partnership, Informatics and Participation
    A compilation of documents and images relating to the development of a curriculum in Information Ecology in cooperation with the Development Planning Unit - Partnership, Informatics and Participation University College, London
          habitat.igc.org/docs/dpu-docs.htm

New York, NY
2002.03
    Educate, Education and Aware in Agenda 21
    A systematic hypertext-based compilation and organization of all references in Agenda 21 to the words: educate, education and awareness. The set of 35 web pages were generated from the TREATIES database using a web-page generating report allowing the selection of any three words of phrases.
          habitat.igc.org/agenda21/eea.htm

New York, NY
2002.03
    Recommendations prepared by Information Habitat: Where Information Lives: Holistic, Earth-Centred Responses to the Chairman's Paper, Preliminary Draft.
    A draft set of recommended changes, presented in HTML format, to the Chairman's Paper transmitted from the second session of the Commission on Sustainable Development acting as the preparatory committee for the World Summit on Sustainable Development. In addition to incorporating specific changes in language, the recommendations included the addition of links and URLs for all the documents refered to in the footnotes plus the inclusion of other relevant footnotes.
          habitat.igc.org/wssd2002/amend.htm

New York, NY
2002.03
    Proposed Additions to Vice-Chairs' Paper on Sustainable Development Governance


2002.03
    Introduction to Information Ecology: A Journey from Rio to Johannesburg
    Overview of key concepts and issues in information ecology as it evolved in the course of a focus on information and communications technology in the context of NGO participation in UN Conferences and related NGO and intergovernmental proceedings beginning with preparations for the 1992 Earth Summit and leading into the 10 year review of the Earth Summit in Johannesburg. Presented to the Information Technology SIG at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies,
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk.edu/files/dpu-pip/ien-iie-jrj.ppt

New Haven, CT
2002.04
    The Ark of Hope at the Hudson River Clearwater Revival Festival
    A set of nine slide shows, with photos taken in conjunction with the exhibition of the Ark of Hope, the Earth Charter, Temenos Books and the light and Colour Cubes during the 2002 Great Hudson River Clearwater Festival at Croton Park, in New York, on the banks of the Huson River. series are titled: The Ark of Hope at Clearwater, Light and Colour Cubes, Around and About the Booth, Fair Grounds - Fair People, Green Energy, Water Views, Trees and Skies, Shore Lines and Closing Skies.
          habitat.igc.org/clearwater/index.htm

Croton Park, NY
2002.06
    Reflections and Observations at Dogwood Hill
    A set of the photographic slide shows from Dogwood Hill, New Jersey - on and adjacent to an 11 acre natural reserve in the rapidly exurbanizing Chester, New Jersey.

New York, NY
2002.06
    A Castle Retreat: CCC/UN Communication & Decision-Making Project
    A set of two slide shows: one of the participants in a retreat for the CCC/UN Communication & Decision-Making Project at Beth Lamont's Castle in Ossining, NY; the second slide show offers images from a brief walk aroud the castle, and in the castle grounds.
          habitat.igc.org/cdmp/rp01.htm

Ossining, NY
2002.07
    Morningside Heights
    Two slide shows: Starbucks on the Cathedral Steps and A Walk in Morningside Heights - the Cathedral being that of St. John the Divine.

New York, NY
2002.09
    Electronic mailing lists
    [ufp-drafting] - Uniting for Peace Coalition - Drafting Group
    Electronic mailing list for members of the Steering Committee / Drafting Group of the Uniting for Peace Coalition. Active.

2003.04-
    [unitingforpeace] - Uniting for Peace Coalition
    Open electronic mailing list for news and exchange of information relating to the Uniting for Peace Coalition and the War on Iraq. Active.

2003.02-
    [np-nyc] - Nonviolent Peaceforce - New York City Chapter
    Electronic maiing list for members of the New York City Chapter of the Nonviolent Peaceforce. Active.

2003.02-
    [digital-tree-of-life] - Digital Tree of Life
    Discussion group on a proposed Digital Tree of Life project that was designed to complement the Tree of Life project for the World Sumit on Sustainable Development at Johannesburg in 2002. Inactive.

2002.08-2002.09
    [cccun-board] - Board Members of CCC/UN
    Electronic mailing list for the Board Members of the Communications Coordinating Committee for the United Nations (CCC/UN). Active.

2002.03-
    [season-for-nonviolence] - Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence
    Electronic mailing list for sending daily message on Nonviolence during the sixty-five days of the Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence - January 30 through April 4. Active.

2002.01-
    [information-ecology] - Information Ecology Caucus
    Lightly used electronic mailing list for the Information Ecology Caucus. Active.

2001.12-
    [snv-task-force - New York City Task Force for the Gandhi-King Season
    The electronic mailing list for the New York City Task Force for the Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence. Discontinued.

2001.12-2004.01

2001.11-
    [cccun-lt] - CCCUN Leadership Training
    Electronic mailing list for participants in a Leadership Training program organized by the CCC/UN - Communications Coordinating Committee for the United Nations - in conjunction with Pace University. Inactive.

1999.11-2001.01
    [dpu-pip] - Development Planning Unit - Partnership, Informatics, Participation
    The [dpu-pip] mailing list has not been used for email messages, however, extensive use has been made of the "files" feature on what was originally a Mailbase platform to make available, via email, a collection of documents relating to the Partnership, Informatics and Participation (PIP) initiative in partnership with the Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College, London. Inactive.

1999.01-
    [eh99gen] - WHO 1999 Environment & Health Conference List for NGO participants in the European Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, including distribution and provision of e-mail access to drafts of official documents for the Conference.

1999.01-2000.01
    [cccun] - Communications Coordinating Committee for the United Nations
    Electronic mailing list for the Communications Coordinating Committee for the United Nations (CCC/UN). Active.

1999.01-
    [values] - NGO Values Caucus
    Primary electronic mailing list for the NGO Values Caucus. Active.

1998.10-
    [ngo-tfc] - NGO Taskforce on Communications
    Forum for members of the Task Force on Communications of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status (CONGO) that was established following the passage of a Resolution on Information and Communications at the CONGO General Assembly in November 1997. Inactive.

1998.10-1998.12
    [earth-trustees] - Earth Trustees Program
    A lightly used electronic mailing list in support of the work of Earth Day Founder John McConnell's Earth Trustees program. Inactive.

1998.10-
    [mpan-steer] - Steering Committee of the Millennium Peoples Assembly Network
    Had served as the principal electronic mailing list for the Steering Committee of the Millennium Peoples Assembly Network. Inactive.

1998.10-
    [mf] - Millennium Forum
    Primary electronic mailing list for preparations for the Millennium Forum held at UN Headquarters in June 2000. Currently ony occasional messages. Active.
      To subscribe to [mf], send an email message to majordomo@undp.org
      with the following one-line message:
      subscribe mngof-l

1998.08-
    [mf-ex] - Millennium Forum Executive Committee
    An electronic mailing list for members of the Executive Committee of the Millennium Forum. Inactive.

1998.07-2000.12
    [y2000] - Ad Hoc NGO Working Group on the Year 2000 Crisis
    An electronic mailing for the Ad Hoc NGO Working Group on the Year 2000 Crisis to disseimnate information, plans, etc. relating to preparations for possible threats in response to the Y2K Crisis. Inactive.

1998.06-1998.12
    [eh99] - 1999 European Ministerial Conference on Environment & Health
    List for NGO participants in the European Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, including distribution and provision of e-mail access to drafts of official documents for the Conference. Inactive.

1998.03-1999.09
    [mai] - Ad Hoc Working Group on the MAI
    A vital electronic mailing list for NGOs and NGO networks that worked in opposition to the Multilateral Agreement on Investment - MAI. Low volume. Active.
      To subscribe to [adhoc-L], send an email message to majordomo@undp.org
      with the following one-line message:
      subscribe adhoc-L

1997.12-
    [socdev] - NGO Committee on Social Development
    Had served as the primary electronic mailing list for the NGO Committee on Social Development. Currently only occasional messages. Active.
      To subscribe to [socdev], send an email message to majordomo@undp.org
      with the following one-line message:
      subscribe socdev-L

1997.12-
    [pip] - Partnership, Informatics and Participation
      To subscribe to [pip], send an email message to majordomo@undp.org
      with the following one-line message:
      subscribe pip-L

1997.10-
    [passem] - Millennium Peoples Assembly Network
    Electronic mailing list of the Millennium Peoples Assembly Network in preparation for a grassroots Millennium Assembly held in preparation for the Millennum Forum. Inactive.

1997.09-2000.09
    [csdsteer] - CSD/NGO Steering Committee Members
    The principal elecronic mailing list for the members of the NGO Steering Committee to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development. Inactive.

1997.08-2001.06
    [ngochs] - NGO Committee on Human Settlements
    An electronic mailing list for members of the NGO Committee on Human Settlements in the context of follow up to the Habitat Agenda. Inactive.

1997.03-
    [ngocsd] - NGO Committee on Sustainable Development
    An electronic mailing list for the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development. Inactive.

1997.02-
    [csdgen] - NGO Steering Committee to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development
    The primary electronic mailing list for the NGO Steering Committee to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development. Active.
      To subscribe to [csdgen], send an email message to majordomo@undp.org
      with the following one-line message:
      subscribe csdgen

1997.01-
    [habifem] - Huairou Commission - Women, Homes and Communities Supercoalition
    [habifem] served as the primary electronic mailing list for members and participants in the Women, Homes and Communities Supercoalition that subsequently evolved into the Huairou Commission. Inactive.

1997.01-
    [partners] - Habitat Partners Network
    The principal electronic mailing list for Non-Governmental Organizations engaged in monitoring, implementation and follow up to the Habitat Agenda agreed to at the June 1996 Habitat II Conference in Istanbul. Active.
      To subscribe to [partners], send an email message to majordomo@undp.org
      with the following one-line message:
      subscribe h2o-L

1996.12-
    [peace] - Habitat Peace Caucus / Peace Odyssey 2001
    An electronic mailing list for the Habitat Peace Caucus and Peace Odyssey 2001, superceded by the [peace-caucus-un]>/p> mailing list. Inactive.

1996.05-2001.04
    [hic-hab2] - Habitat International Coalition - Habitat II
    A private electronic mailing list for members of Habitat International Coalition in their planning and strategy for the Habitat II Conference. Inactive.

1996.02-1997.02
    [h2oplan] - Habitat II Online planning group
    A lightly used electronic mailing list for some key participants involvd in the design and planning of the Habitat II Online process for preparation and follow up to the June 1996 Habitat II Conference in Istanbul. Inactive.

1996.01-1997.06
    [ifg-habitat] - International NGO Facilitating Group for Habitat II
    The electronic mailing list for the International NGO Facilitating Group for Habitat II and for NGOs preparing for participation in Habitat II - the Second UN Conference on Human Settlements - in Istanbul in June 1996. Inactive.

1995.05-1997.04
    [light-cubes] - Virtual Light and Colour Cubes
    Lightly used electronic mailing list with information and news relating to the Virtual Light and Colour Cubes - aka Peace Cubes. Active.

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    Databases
    LEARNING -

Baltimore, MD
1988.05
    FCUN - Friends Committee on Unity with Nature
    Database of people involved with Friends Committee on Unity with Nature, including subscribers to the Befriending Creation newsletter, and Clerks of Monthly Meetings in Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

Baltimore, MD
1988.10
    HOMEWOOD - Homewood Friends Meeting, Baltimore
    Database of Members and Attenders at Homewood Friends Meeting, Baltimore.

Baltimore, MD
1989.05
    EIN - Earthcare Interfaith Network
    Core database for Earthcare Interfaith Network; framework for Who Is Who: People and Organizations in Service to the Earth. EIN also served as the database for the Citizens Alliance for UNCED (the United Nations Conference of Environment and Development aka the Earth Summit) that evolved into the U.S. Citizens Network on UNCED, an organization that facilitated and helped to coordinate most U.S. based NGOs that were accredited to UNCED. EIN maintained contact information, committee affiliation and areas of interest for members and participants in the Citizens Network. In this capacity, EIN enabled frequently updated generation and distribution of directories of Network participants, including a directory of participants in the founding meeting of the U.S. Citizens Network on UNCED. EIN also served as a database for the Information and Communications Committee of the NGO Strategy Group for UNCED.

Baltimore, MD
1989.07
    LICENCES - Licences for Software and Hardware
    Record of software and hardware purchases, vendor and manufacturer name and information, date of purchase, phone numbers, licence numbers, web location for support information, etc.

Baltimore, MD
1990.01
    SCHOOLS - Report Card on Baltimore City Elementary Schools
    Data compiled on measures of academic achievement and student behavior, in response to an initiative of the Education Committee of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association in Baltimore. The data were made available by the Baltimore City Public Schools Department and were used to generate a Report Card on Elementary Schools with clearly presented table format. The Report Card served to focus public attention on schools with records of poor performance and behavior.

Baltimore, MD
1990.02
    CFC - Caring For Creation
    Participants, with registration information, at the Caring for Creation interfaith conference on religion and responsibility for caring for the earth and all creation. It was here that the name "Information Habitat: Where Information Lives" was conceived, and was given expression in a booth exhibit by that name at the conference.

Washington, DC
1990.04
    WHOISWHO - Who Is Who: People, Projects and Organizations in Service to the Earth
    Database designed and developed to enable the publication of Who Is Who: People, Projects and Organizations in Service to the Earth. WHOISWHO enabled the compilation, classification and organization of the people and projects, abd the directory - the core of the book - was directly created though WordPerfect 5.0 from a file generated from WHOISWHO.

New York, NY
1990.06
    READIT - READIT
    Calendar database for READIT - a compilation of meetings and events relating to the environment and to sustainable development assembled by the Environmental Research & Development Centre, Brussels.

Brussels, Belgium
1991.03
    DATES - Day of the week
    Gives the day of the week for any date between March 1900 and 2078, and displays the date in expanded Digital Date Forma: yyyy.mm.dd - Day, Date, Month, Year.

Baltimore, MD
1991.04
    FAMILY - Family Tree
    Simple two panel database to maintain records and generate reports for a family tree. One panel is for people, the other for their marriages / relationships. Generates a four generation family tree, in either direction.

Cowden, UK
1991.05
    PARIS - Participants in Roots of the Future, International NGO Conference, Paris
    Organizational affiliation, addresses, etc. of participants in the International NGO Conference in Paris in December 1991. Source of directory of conference participants.

Paris, France
1991.09
    DAZIBAO - First Draft of Da Zi Bao Database Design
    First draft of the database for participant interactive message system

Paris, France
1991.11
    DZB-1 - Da Zi Bao - Roots of the Future
    The database for a "participant interactive message system" that was based on a compilation of concise (50 words or less) messages from the participants of the Roots of the Future International NGO Conference in Paris. The issues of Da Zi Bao were generated from WP5.1 secondary merge files generated from the database and the use of WP5.1 macros and styles. A total of nine issues were published during the four days of the conference, and a compilation of all the messages, organized by key word, was generated from DZB-1.

Paris, France
1991.12
    DZB-GH - Da Zi Bao - Global Heart Convocation
    Four single page issues of Da Zi Bao were published in a small-scale, informal implementation of the Da Zi Bao process at the gathering of people on the basis of a Heart-centered concern for the issues of the upcoming Earth Summit.

Tucson, AZ
1992.02
    DZB-GS - Da Zi Bao - Second Global Structures Convocation
    A simplifed version of DZB-1 database, with seven issues published in the two-day conference including one hundred and three messages from seventy-six participants.

Washington, DC
1992.02
    SYNERGY - International Synergy Institute
    Primary database for the International Synergy Institute, successor to EIN, and served as a database of NGOs participating in the final stages of preparation for the Earth Summit and the followup to the Summit, and participation in subsequent UN Conferences, especially for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, held in Copenhagen in 1995.

Baltimore, MD
1992.02
    DZB-PC4 - Da Zi Bao - UNCED PrepCom 4
    Full-text database of all the Da Zi Bao issues during the final Preparatory Committee for UNCED (the Earth Summit). 17 issues, 175 messages published.

New York, NY
1992.03
    VOL-DZB - Volunteers and team members for Da Zi Bao at Rio
    Volunteers, including active team members for Da Zi Bao at Rio

New York, NY
1992.04
    DZB-IS - Da Zi Bao - Inter-Sectoral Dialogue Meeting, '92 Global Forum

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1992.06
    DZB-RIO - Da Zi Bao - '92 Global Forum
    Full text database containing the fifty-eight issues of the Da Zi Bao interactive bulletin that were published during the '92 Global Forum in Rio; 21 issues were in English, 25 in Portuguese, 8 in Spanish and 4 in French. More than 2,200 separate messages in all were published - more than 2,800 records were gathered. An additional 10 issues of Da Zi Bao were published in conjunction with the Inter-Sectoral Dialogue meetings at the Global Forum.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1992.06
    IPC-PR - International Press Centre Press Releases, from Rio
    Full text searchable database of the press releases from the International Press Centre at the Global Forum in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1992.06
    DZB-GEN - Da Zi Bao - General version
    Template for Da Zi Bao database with multiple languages.

Baltimore, MD
1992.06
    NGOUNCED - NGOs Accredited to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
    Documentation of information pertaining to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) accredited to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) Conference - and made available by the NGIO Liaison Office of the UNCED Secretariat. NGOUNCED incorporated information on NGO representatives, relevance, sectors, key words, accreditation dates and record of the official Conference document approving the accreditation.

Baltimore, MD
1992.08
    INGOF - International NGO Forum
    Registrants for and Signatories of the Alternative Treaties at the '92 Global Forum

Millbrook, UK
1992.09
    ANPED - Alliance of Northern People for Environment & Development
    Members of the Alliance of Northern People for Environment & Development (ANPED) and participants at its November 1992 Annual meeting - in Budapest, Hungary - to discuss plans, visions and strategy for European NGO follow-up to the Earth Summit and the Global Forum.

Budapest, Hungary
1992.11
    DZB-AN - Da Zi Bao at ANPED Annual Meeting
    Da Zi Bao treatment of comments in the consumption and production working group at the 1992 Annual Meeting of ANPED (Alliance of Northern People for Environment and Development) in Budapest.

Budapest, Hungary
1992.11
    RIO-92 - Who is Who in Rio
    Edited and partially corrected data from the "Who is Who in Rio" - a directory of the more than 22,000 participants - governmental, intergovernmental, non-governmental and press - who were registered participants in Rio de Janeiro at the Earth Summit.

Millbrook, UK
1993.01
    TREATIES - Rio Agreements: Agenda 21, Biodiversity & Climate Conventions, etc.
    Full text searchable database of all the Rio Agreements: Agenda 21, Rio Declaration, Biodiversity & Climate Conventions, Forest Principles, Alternative Treates and Women's Action Agenda 21. TREATIES was used to generate the first version of Agenda 21 to be published in HTML format on the World Wide Web, in June 1995.

    Based on recent revisions, TREATIES is able to generate an interlinked set of web pages with the identification of all the occurrences in Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration of selected words and phrases - presently for up to three words or phrases.


Millbrook, UK
1993.01
    ASSEMBLY - Assembly of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the Parliament of World Religions
    Database that was used - in conjunction with WordPerfect 5.1 styles and macros - to classify, organize and format the report of the facilitating group based on facilitator's observations and notes on the proceedings of the Assembly.

Chicago, IL
1993.08
    CAMDUN-S - Survey of 1993 CAMDUN participants
    Contact information and survey responses for participants in the 1993 Conference for A More Democratic United Nations (CAMDUN), held in New York City, in September 1993.

Houston, TX
1993.09
    ACCENT - Accent variations
    A database of alternative character sets and their correspondences, ACCENT allows easy lookup of alternative represntation of non-ASCII characters used under different protocols - e.g. ASCII, ANSI/Windows, HTML-N, HTML-A, IBASCII, etc. ACCENT can generate conversion files to be used in conjunction with CNV-41, a simple DOS-based program - made available on line and by e-mail request - that can convert between any two sets of character representations.

New York, NY
1994.01
    HBP-PUBS - Hazel Barbara Pollard Publications
    Database of writings - with some brief excerpts - of Hazel Barbara Pollard - the mother of Information Habitat's Founder - including a remarkable set of diaries she wrote as a brilliant young writer and artist who had been accepted to University College, London - in Bloomsbury - to study English Literature - at the time when the Bloomsbury Group - Virginia Wolf, et al - was a creative center of arts, literature and progressive ideas.

    Although Hazel was not able to realize that dream - following her father's office indiscretions, her mother insisted that Hazel was the only person who could be trusted to be his secretary - she never expressed disappointment or anger, and continued to follow the lives of the Bloomsbury Group, and by the time of her death, had accumulated a wonderful small library of and about Bloomsbury Group participants.


Cowden, UK
1994.12
    COWDEN - Cowden Conservation Society
    Database of the names and addresses in the address book of Hazel Pollard, compiled in the context of plans for the conversion of Friendly Green Cottage, Cowden, Kent - where she and Geoffrey Pollard had lived since their retirement - as a model village-based global participatory communications centre, with a concern to resolving local, national and global policies, practices and procedures on issues relating to environment and development, including curricula on "Addressing the Future" including developing a generalised form of the uniform resource locator, mathematical geography and geographic relational database / information systems.

Cowden, UK
1995.01
    INFOHAB - Information Habitat: Where Information Lives
    The initial database for Information Habitat: Where Information Lives; succeeded by the NGOS@UN database. During the active life of INFOHAB, it was the locus of major growth in its structure and contents, and was used to manage, inter alia, databases for key NGO Committees - on Human Settlements, Social Development, Sustainable Development, the NGO Steering Committee to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development, and the preliminry database for participants in preparations for the Millennium Forum.

New York, NY
1995.05
    DATABASE - Database of databases
    Database on the structure, contents and organization of Dataperfect databases developed by Robert Pollard, under the auspices of Information Habitat and a number of earlier organizations. Contains data on file names, descriptions, sizes, data links, reports, et cetera. Generates listings and reports of database characteristics and descriptions, including the report you are reading.

New York, NY
1995.06
    HAB2-NGO - NGOs Accredited to Habitat II
    Accreditation and participation relational database for NGOs oarticipating in the Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and in the meetings of the Preparatory Committees for the conference.

New York, NY
1995.09
    FORUM96 - NGO Forum '96
    Database created in very short order to manage schedules for the NGO Forum, input and organize details of events and event organizers and presenters, resolve time and/or room conflicts. FORUM96 was used to generate - on-demand - interim schedules for planning purposes, and to generate up-to-date daily printed schedules and event that were posted throught the NGO Forum site.

Istanbul, Turkey
1996.05
    CSDNGO - NGO Steering Committee for the UN Commission on Sustainable Development
    Database for the Coordinator of the Northern Clearinghoues for the NGO Steering Committee for maintenance of information on Steering COmmittee members and participants, and membership in Caucuses of the Steering Committee.

New York, NY
1996.12
    NGOS@UN - ngos@un - Non-Governmental Organizations at the United Nations
    NGOS@UN was designed as a catalyst for a cooperative information ecology framework to work with the Secretary-General of the United Nations in response to a request from the Economic and Social Council to make every effort to enhance and streamline, as appropriate, practical arrangements to facilitate the participation of non-governmental organizations in the work of the United Nations - and specifically to make effective use of database technology.

    NGOS@UN grew out of the INFOHAB database, and integrated extensive information - from disparate sources - of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) accredited to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and to the Global Conferences of the 1990s. As it developed, NGOS@UN grew significantly in size and structure incorporating major new sections, including record of NGOs in the process of seeking accreditation with ECOSOC, historical data on NGO accreditation, and information on official United Nations documents pertaining to NGO Accreditation and the work of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations.


Brooklyn, NY
1999.02
    INTERNET - Networked knowledge and information
    The Internet database is the successor to the NGOS@UN database, incorporating a significant number of new data files - now totalling 99, including the water-body oriented geographic data structure that were developed in preparation for Y2K contingency planning, and a set of data files for Internet domain names, the registration of which was a major focus of activity in the year 2000, and that are central components in the design of Gaia University and in an evolving proof of the Gaia Mind hypothesis.

Brooklyn, NY
2000.06
    COLOURS - Light & Colour Cube Engine
    Database engine of light and colour for the Virtual Light and Colour Cubes, and of more than a thousand images based on the Cubes. COLOURS was used to generate the set of images of the faces of the Light and Colour Cubes, as well as to generate many sets of web pages with images based on the cubes.

Brooklyn, NY
2000.09
    ECOLOGY - Gaia University network of knowledge, information ecology database
    ECOLOGY was the successor to the INTERNET database, renamed to focus attention on its ecological properties, and incorporating minor revisions and updates to its structure, in addition to the conceptual shift associated with the change of name.

Brooklyn, NY
2000.11
    HABITAT3 - Habitat Three
    An evolution from the ECOLOGY database, Habitat Three is conceived of both as a preliminary organizing database for an anticipated Habitat III Conference to be held in 2016, and as a prototype digital habitat for the Third Millennium. The HABITAT3 database serves as the primary database of Information Habitat and remains one of the principle vehicles for the development of the DataPerfect Digital Engine that has become a central focus of Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

Brooklyn, NY
2001.03
    GKSNV - Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence
    Developed initially to generate the calendar pages for the 2002 Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence, GKSNV was merged into the DIGITAL database in January 2003 in preparation for a substantially enhanced web site for the 2003 Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence.

New York, NY
2001.12
    MEMORIAL - Memorial Database Rebuilding at World Trade Center
    The MEMORIAL database incorporates a database of public comments at Listening to the City on the original designs for the World Trade Center site. The database incorporates a coding system incorporating a database of key elements of the site, within an overall structured conceptual framework, and linked to appropriate views from the original designs.

New York, NY
2002.08
    DIGITAL - Digital Engine
    The Digital Engine is a prototype for an open source digital engine based on information ecology design principles. The digital engine incorporates a set of related databases designed to enable the establishment and maintenance of interactive public fora, and incorporates an evolving set of protocols for the structure, field formats of data files, and a rule-based framework for relationships between data files.

    DIGITAL is being created using DataPerfect 2.6F - a remarkably powerful, versatile, robust and elegant remarkable DOS-based relational database that was released in 1985 as a key element of the WordPerfect Library - a library that included WordPerfect 3.0, and a powerful menu driven Shell program that allows rapid switching and data exchange between Shell-compatible programs.

    The use of WordPerfect Shell 4.0 - the latest version - is integral to the design and development of the DIGITAL database, for example through the use of Shell macros that can, for example, automatically generate a set of data fields and set up formulas that define the field values; through the screen capture feature that is invaluable in documentation of the database; and enable full integration with WordPerfect 5.1+ - the still unrivalled classic of word-processing software.


New York, NY
2002.08
    LIGHT - Let there be Light
    The success to the COLOURS database, LIGHT is evolving as an engine to generate light - through the generation of sets of web pages - for images based on the Light and Colour Cubes, and for sets of digital or digitized photos - and the integration of the images with text, documents, web sites, and relevant links.

New York, NY
2003.01
    DIGITAL - Digital Engine, Mark II
    The Digital Engine, Mark II, grew out of the short-lived transformative MESO-SUM digital engine. MESO-SUM had been created on the Eve of the 2004 Summer Solstice in support of the Mesopotamian Summer initiative that began on the Solstice, as a culmination of major integration and replacement of panels and data from the original DIGITAL database into HABITAT3 as well as the incorporation of panels from AIDA.

New York, NY
2004.07
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