In 2011, Peter Götz MP, President of the Global Parliamentarians on Habitat, invited parliamentarians from around the world to discuss current challenges in the field of sustainable urban development and to develop solutions.
The 7th Global Forum of the Global Parliamentarians on Habitat was held from 18 to 20 May 2011 in the University of Zadar in the historic centre of the city.
About 100 parliamentarians from over 30 countries came to Zadar to discuss current challenges in the field of sustainable urban development and to develop solutions under the leadership of their President Peter Götz.
Hosts of the conference were the city of Zadar, which is located on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea, and the Croatian Parliament, with support from the University of Zadar.
Parliamentarians from around the world who are concerned with the issues of sustainable urban development, climate change, environment, housing and local self-government developed solutions in two working groups on „Climate Change and Coastal Cities“ and „Legislators as Drivers of Change“. These solutions were recorded in a „Declaration of Zadar”, which will be carried into the respective parliaments of the participants.
Before the beginning of the Global Forum, a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Global Parliamentarians on Habitat and regional forums for Africa, America, Asia and Europe were held.