Theory and Context

  • Alexander ZahndEmail author
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Appendix 10 provides a summary of the major conferences and Summits held with regard to the wider issues of development of the living and environmental conditions of the world’s poor, developing and developed countries.  Section 1.2 discusses the main points recognised, and the lessons learned since Stockholm 1972, highlighting that all the various issues connected with development are complex and thus it is not possible to work with a single overarching theoretical model of sustainable development. Further, it stressed that in order to achieve concurrently, social, political and ecological changes in the real life settings of the end-users of development projects, anyone active in the field must consider much broader approaches than previously applied.


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  1. 1.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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