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There is agreement that theory must match the practice to achieve consistency, yet there is not a well accepted general sustainability theory to deal with 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 many types of sustainability, yet there can be only one type of true sustainability: the point where the society, the economy, and the environment optimize their interactions. The identification of true sustainability positions permit for example the determination of how far different types of sustainability are from the true form. This view provides a different way of looking at development issues. The work presented or expected in this section deals with general 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 Sustainability Page and please send me your comments.

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Sustainability varies from zero to one;

the closer to one, the better

and the further away

from one, the worse.

(Lucio Muņoz 1998)

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