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."
Sustainability relates to the connection of economic, social, institutional and environmental aspects of human society, as well as the non-human environment. Some overarching principles of sustainability include minimalism, efficiency, resilience and self-sufficiency. Sustainability is one of the four Core Concepts behind the 2007 Universal Forum of Cultures.
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- 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.
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Other websites[change | change source]
- Sustainability | Definition of Sustainability at Dictionary.com
- Encyclopedia of Earth: Sustainability
- (ISC) The Institute for Sustainable Communication—Dedicated to raising awareness and capacity for the sustainable use of print and other communication media.
- Grant Thornton International Business Report Energy & Environment focus Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
- SustainLane US City Rankings[permanent dead link] A flyover tour and comparative sustainability ranking of the 50 largest US cities.
- SustainLane Government[permanent dead link] Urban sustainability "best practices" database (public) and peer network (private; government practitioners).
- Appropedia, an active wiki on sustainability, appropriate technology and international development.
- SustainUS The U.S. Youth Network for Sustainable Development
- Green Progress—Green building and sustainable development news.
- WWW—Virtual Library—sustainable development—links.
- iNSnet—Portal site for sustainable development.
- Sustainable Living Foundation
- Sustainability news coverage—from American Public Media.
- "The Next Green Revolution" (Wired Magazine)
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