Sustainability is a Measure of Societal Success:
the scale of measurement is quality of life
If the economy prospers at the expense of environmental quality,
then it is inaccurate to measure the success of the country solely by its economic growth.
If it were only so simple that assigning monetary value to externalities solved the conundrum…
Ecological Lesson: *Link to habitat sepecialist v. generalist
In nature, growth limiters are the insurance policy
against reduction in quality of life for the whole of the population
Human technology has moved the species beyond carrying capacity and defy natural limiting factors
– Humans must rely on their technologies to ensure quality of
life is sustained for all people of current and future generations.
the specifics and importance
in their assessment, and the congruence between the
two analyses may not always be identical.
consider both the city on the ground and the city in the mind,” (Pacione, 2003).