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"Sustainable development" was first defined in the Bruntland Commission's Our Common Future in 1987 as: "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of further generations to meet their own needs."

Our use of "sustainable development" is more exactly defined by Fritjof Capra as: "...ecologically sustainable communities, designed in such a way that their technologies and social institutions - their material and social structures - do not interfere with nature's inherent ability to sustain life." (see full quote)

Fritjof Capra, The Hidden Connections. Preface, p. xix. Doubleday, New York. 2002.

last updated: August 2004

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