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Sustainability means that a process or state can be maintained at a certain level for as long as is wanted.

One definition of sustainability is the one created by the Brundtland Commission, led by the former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland. The Commission defined sustainable development as development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."[1]

Sustainability relates to the connection of economic, social, institutional and environmental aspects of human society, as well as the non-human environment.[2] Some overarching principles of sustainability include minimalism, efficiency, resilience and self-sufficiency.[3] Sustainability is one of the four Core Concepts behind the 2007 Universal Forum of Cultures.

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  1. United Nations. 1987. "Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development." General Assembly Resolution 42/187, 11 December 1987. Retrieved: 2007-04-12
  2. Bridge, C. "Universal design impacts housing sustainability: Cost-benefit evidence."[permanent dead link] The University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences. Retrieved on: July 26, 2007.
  3. "The Sustainabilitist Framework | The Sustainabilitist". Retrieved 2021-09-01.

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