A Re-Visit to the Concept of Sustainability

  •  Guangwei Huang    


The concept of sustainability was re-examined from the perspectives of intra and inter-generational fairness. Case studies revealed that the apparent sustainable development of a city may turn out be the cause of un-sustainability of other cities or regions. Moreover, the notion that each generation should be entitled to environmental quality comparable to that enjoyed by previous generations was challenged with historical facts. Finally, a refined definition of sustainability was proposed.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0488
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0496
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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