The Sustainable City Forum (SCF 1992) stated that sustainability is a concept in evolution. The "Limits to Growth" (Club of Rome 1972),(Ecologist 1977) debate was one of its origins. Bruntland (1987) coined the famous definition of sustainable development as; Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to … Continue reading Sustainability

Greening the Desert

"Interview: Can't see the desert for the trees 29 March 2008 by Fred Pearce Magazine issue 2649 Returning to Africa after a 10 year absence, Chris Reij could barely believe his eyes. On the arid margins of the Sahara in Niger, all he could see were trees. It was no mirage: after studying land use … Continue reading Greening the Desert