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"Cities, even more so than today, will become hubs of technological and social development in the future. All the more important are efforts to encourage the sustainable development of our cities."

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, Member of the Council

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability means to equally consider environmental aspects, social and economic aspects. Thus, future-oriented management means: We have to leave our children and grandchildren an intact ecological, social and economic system. The one cannot be achieved without the other!

Further Information:

The compilation by the Aachen Foundation Kathy Beys offers detailed and concise information related to sustainability: history, definitions, goals, players and indicators, from brief information to links on to original documents and institutions. Dictionary of Sustainability