Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version)


sustainable development; spatial dimension; inter-spatial equity; sustainability science

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Sustainable development should not only be defined in terms of inter-generational equity but also in terms of inter-spatial equity. First, we reviewed the evolution on the concept of sustainable development, and clarified how it could bridge human needs and the nature capacity based on economic theories. however, we found that:sustainable development was still a fuzzy concept which failed to include the dimension of scale as a priori. In order to tackle this problem, inter-spatial equity was introduced to this concept. Further, we investigated the core questions and explored their strategies on this field based on sustainability science. Then, we hope that our efforts could make new contributions to our society.

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