Smart Cities

What is Sustainable Development?
Sustainability is the process of maintaining change in a balanced environment, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations.

Implementing sustainable development is one way to take urgent action to combat climate change and its far reaching impacts. People are turning to renewable energy and a range of other measures that will reduce the threat of looming climate disaster.

Below you will find a list of notable projects from around the world that are creating and developing inspiring interventions and unique solutions to make a better world happen now. Use the Appropedia, aka the sustainable wiki, to research more concepts in collaborative solutions in sustainability, appropriate technology, poverty reduction, and permaculture.

List of Worldwide Notable Projects in Sustainability

There are hundreds more inspiring projects in sustainability worldwide. There are now many emerging smart city projects as well. Visit Green Shortz (video) and learn how to do your part to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. The Venus Project (video) is worth noting because it is an inspiring project that is often considered so futuristic that it is not realistic.

However, it provides many examples to learn from. Additionally, the Free University of Berlin lists many more ecological, resource-based and sustainable projects. The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) provides many learning and project ideas to get started using sustainable principles in your projects.

Learn more about how to build a sustainable future by adopting an eco-economy on the SW Ecological Economics Knowledgebase >>


Last Updated: 06/19/2021