How to Apply the Concept of Sustainability to a Region
The term "sustainable development* is a prophetic combination of two words which unites both aspects -economic progress and environmental quality - in one vision. The attractiveness of such a term has its price, however. It can become an empty phrase if it is not clearly defined and conceptualized. What is needed is a description of the concept that is exact as possible, and details on how to operationalize it. Such a definition should allow for flexibility, but not arbitrariness, in implementing the concept. The project of the Center of Technology Assessment in Baden-Württemberg with the title "Qualitative Growth as Prerequisite for Sustainable Development in Baden-Württemberg* is an attempt to accomplish this. The aim of the project is to develop a concept of sustainable development on a regional scale by developing general guidelines and conversion strategies for the various players involved. © 1998 Elsevier Science Inc.
Technological Forecasting and Social Change
sustainable development, developing countries
Renn, Ortwin; Goble, Robert; and Kastenholz, Hans, "How to Apply the Concept of Sustainability to a Region" (1998). International Development, Community, and Environment. 187.