What is Sustainability and Sustainable Development?
It's been often stated that, "Sustainable urban development is one of the most pressing challenges facing the human community in the 21st century." The United Nations Brundtland Commission’s definition of sustainability is “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".
Sustainable Development, is an organizing principle for human life on a finite planet where human societies live in a way that conditions and resource-use meet human needs without undermining the sustainability of natural systems and the environment, so that future generations may also meet their needs.
In practice, sustainability balances concerns for social equity, ecological health, and economic vitality to create a livable community for today while ensuring a healthy and fulfilling legacy for our children's children.