On the occasion of World Habitat Day, The National Building Museum in Washington D.C. presents Jonas Bendiksen’s body of work, The Places We Live, on view through January 15, 2010 and published by Aperture last Fall. For the first time in history, more people live in cities than in rural areas. One-third of those city dwellers—over a billion people—live in slums, mostly in the rapidly urbanising cities of Africa and Asia. Slums have become the fastest growing human habitat in the world. The Obama Administration with UN-HABITAT co-hosts the global celebrations of World Habitat Day in Washington, D.C. on October 5th, an event celebrated on the first Monday in October each year. World Habitat Day this year will focus on the theme of improved urban planning so that our cities can manage and reduce the impacts of climate disruption, the economic crisis and urban poverty around the world.