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Finding Aid to the Urban Habitat Program Records, 1970-2001
BANC MSS 2002/65  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History/Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Urban Habitat Program records
    Date (inclusive): 1970-2001
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2002/65
    Creators : Anthony, Carl
    Extent: Number of containers: 23 cartons Linear feet: 28.75
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Urban Habitat Program (UHP) Records (1970-2001) primarily contain materials accumulated by Carl Anthony, co-founder in 1989, and Executive Director for twelve years. The collection includes Anthony's correspondence; professional activities materials, mainly relating to his numerous speaking engagements, conferences, meetings and materials of other organizations where he served in an advisory capacity or officer. Anthony's files also contain his writings; consisting of drafts, published articles, manuscripts for his book, Landscape of Freedom; and teaching papers, consisting of lectures and course materials. Anthony maintained resource subject files with general headings such as air quality, environmental justice, military base closures, sustainable communities, toxics, and transportation. Some biographical information and interviews are included along with photographs, appointment calendars, and notes. The UHP administrative records contain information about the organization; staff binders, consisting of correspondence, schedules, priorities, tasks; meeting minutes; strategic plans; major project files such as Brownfields, Leadership Institute for Sustainable Communities, The Presidio Development, San Francisco Partnership for Parks, Smart Growth, and Transportation; consultations for leadership transition; funding proposals and resources; organization activities, outreach, and related materials.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Urban Habitat Program Records, BANC MSS 2002/65, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Related Collections

    Earth Island Institute records, BANC MSS 2009/129

    Separated Material

    Videotapes/sound recordings have been transferred to the Microforms Collection of The Bancroft Library, Motion Picture 1015. Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library. Earth Island Institute records have been transferred to the Earth Island Institute records collection, BANC MSS 2009/129.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Anthony, Carl--Archives
    Urban Habitat Program--Archives
    Air--Pollution--California
    City planning--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Growth
    Environmental justice--California
    Environmentalists--California
    Environmental responsibility
    Land use--California
    Regional planning--California--San Francisco Bay Area
    Urban transportation--Planning
    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--Population
    Anthony, Carl
    Association of Bay Area Governments
    Earth Island Institute

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Urban Habitat Program Records were given to The Bancroft Library by Juliet Ellis on behalf of the Urban Habitat Program on November 29, 2001.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processing of the Urban Habitat Program records was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The Bancroft Library was awarded a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from 2010-2012, "Uncovering California's Environmental Collections," in collaboration with eight additional special collections and archival repositories throughout the state and the California Digital Library (CDL). Grant objectives included processing of over 33 hidden collections related to the state's environment and environmental history. The collections document an array of important sub-topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use, activism, and research. Together they form a multifaceted picture of the natural world and the way it was probed, altered, exploited and protected in California over the twentieth century. Finding aids are made available through the Online Archive of California (OAC).

    Organizational History/Biographical Information

    Urban Habitat Program

    The Urban Habitat Program (UHP) was founded in 1989 by Carl Anthony, Karl Linn, and David Brower of Earth Island Institute to build multicultural urban environment leadership for socially just, sustainable communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. UHP fosters and supports initiatives for social and ecological justice taken by historically disenfranchised communities: African, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American, working and poor people.
    UHP projects include; Transportation and Social Justice, working for regional transportation reform and working with the Bayview Hunters Point Community in San Francisco on a community design for light rail linked community revitalization; Environmental Justice and Healthy Communities, convening a Bay Area wide Brownfields Working Group to support, provide leadership training and technical skills for community-based approaches to redevelopment projects; A Park for All People, working with others to develop strategies and recommendations to ensure that the Presidio becomes a park for all people; Envisioning Social and Ecological Justice, promoting ecological literacy to solve the social and ecological challenges facing communities of color, low income, and working people.
    (from the collection)

    Anthony, Carl

    Carl Anthony is an African American urban planner, architect, 1989 founder and Executive Director for twelve years of the Urban Habitat Program (UHP). Anthony and UHP have provided important links between environmental and social justice advocates by encouraging the environmental justice movement to include principles of sustainability and brings a vision of social justice to traditional environmentalists. In 1990, he co-founded the Race, Poverty & Environment Journal.
    Anthony was a member of the Presidio Council for the National Park Service advising on the conversion of the Presidio. From 1991-1997 he was President of Earth Island Institute. He also served on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and chaired, from 1993-1995 the East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission, a nonprofit created as a national pilot project to guide federal policy in the conversion of military bases. He also served on the Bay Area Government's Regional Planning Committee, Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Metropolitan Forum, and the Trust for Public Land, and appointed to the California Legislature's Speaker's Commission on State and Local Government Finance.
    In 2001, Anthony joined the Ford Foundation as Director of Sustainable Metropolitan Communities Initiative & Regional Equity Demonstration. He founded Breakthrough Communities, a project of Earth House Center to build multiracial leadership for sustainable communities in California and the nation. He has been a Senior Ford Foundation Fellow at U.C. Berkeley Department of Geography, working on a book examining the connections between fields of environmental justice, community development and the changing face of global urbanization.
    (from the collection)

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Urban Habitat Program (UHP) Records (1970-2001) primarily contain materials accumulated by Carl Anthony, co-founder in 1989, and Executive Director for twelve years. The collection includes Anthony's correspondence; professional activities materials, mainly relating to his numerous speaking engagements, conferences, meetings and materials of other organizations where he served in an advisory capacity or officer. Anthony's files also contain his writings; consisting of drafts, published articles, manuscripts for his book, Landscape of Freedom; and teaching papers, consisting of lectures and course materials. Anthony maintained resource subject files with general headings such as air quality, environmental justice, military base closures, sustainable communities, toxics, and transportation. Some biographical information and interviews are included along with photographs, appointment calendars, and notes. The UHP administrative records contain information about the organization; staff binders, consisting of correspondence, schedules, priorities, tasks; meeting minutes; strategic plans; major project files such as Brownfields, Leadership Institute for Sustainable Communities, The Presidio Development, San Francisco Partnership for Parks, Smart Growth, and Transportation; consultations for leadership transition; funding proposals and resources; organization activities, outreach, and related materials.