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SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY 

 

There is agreement that theory must match the practice to achieve consistency, yet there is not a well accepted social sustainability theory to deal with social sustainability failures. Due to this, non-system thinking is being used to address systematic problems. In my opinion, this inconsistency between additive theory and systematic practice must be eliminated. In other words, how can we expect to solve systematic problems using non-system based theoretical tools? 

As it can be seen on the figure, there can be social sustainability. However, for social sustainability to exist, we must assume either that economic and environmental sustainability exist at the same time or that the economy and the environment are passive components of the system ready available for the sole purpose of fulfilling social goals. The above view provides a different way of looking at social development issues. The work presented or expected in this section deals with social sustainability theory and issues and ideas on how to develop practical applications.

The work is divided in four categories: a) published work; b) work being evaluated/reviewed or on the way to publication; c) draft work available for evaluation/revision; and d) work in progress or planned. Links to servers where published work is available as well as abstracts are provided when possible. For other type of access to my work, please contact  Lucio Muņoz

Welcome to the Social Sustainability Page and please send me your comments.

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Meeting our basic needs is a commendable goal,

but this goal must include our

basic social, economic, and

environmental needs.

(Lucio Muņoz 1998)

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