WP3 - Towards holistic sustainability (pdf licensed edition)

WP3 - Towards holistic sustainability (pdf licensed edition)

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Towards holistic sustainability: Tourism and development in Southern Scotland



The idea of sustainable tourism, as with sustainable development, is wrapped up in the value system of its originating society: it is a product of its cultural context and as such is subject to the limitations of that context. Definitions of sustainable development have sought to be broad and embracing, but they often become weak under scrutiny. The famous Brundtland definition includes: 'development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs' (Our Common Future. UN, 1983): but what are the needs of society in the future? How can we really know what people will value and strive for in 100 years time?

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