A diversity-based approach to the spatial development of socio-ecological systems

Alexandru-Ionuţ Petrişor

Rezumat/Abstract. Although the concepts of sustainability and resilience have been in place for many years, their meaning and interpretations continues to be a subject of controversies, impeding their practical implementation. The spatial interpretation and consequences of the policies drawn on these concepts, despite the theoretical issues related to them, are of particular interest. This article is a critical comprehensive review carried out in order to emphasize the uncertainties. The article analyzes the human development in relationship to its spatial consequences and relationship with diversity (inner, environmental and overall), focusing on the concepts governing spatial development. The results show that policies are being developed upon unclear concepts, while the human pressure on the environment increases and affects the global sustainability and resilience.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: resilience, stability, sustainability, equilibrium, polycentricity, disparities, cohesion

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