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Dimensions of sustainability

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Abdallah HasnaAbdallah Hasna
Literature reveals definitions, themes and descriptions of sustainability in many complex shapes and sizes some ranging from strategy, framework, phrases, concepts, indexes, indictors, weak, strong, externality, internally and criterion, Hence, presenting an immense diversity of opinion, with confusion to its literal implementation. It exposes “sustainability” as function to transdisciplinary variables which are underlined in three common themes, social, economic, technological and ecological. Many questions are raised than answers, is it a utopian state or pseudo ideal process? Where do the complex issues of sustainability leave us engineers? The objective of this paper was to define the bounds of sustainability and to investigate a fourth dimension called “technology” in order to form a methodology to quantify.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

2

Issue

1

Start Page

47

End Page

57

Number of Pages

11

ISSN

1553-4677

Location

United States

Publisher

College Publishing

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of engineering for sustainable development.