How Public Administration Is Leading the Sustainable Development Movement

Over the past few years, public administrators have become heavily involved in discovering new ways to conserve energy and resources. With sustainable development moving to the forefront of the nation's and the world's environmental crisis, public administration has planted itself into the thick of the planning process. Dealing with Overpopulation During the Earth Summit of 1992, the world's leaders addressed the very real problems associated with the growing population, which is expected to reach 8 billion by 2025. According to the US census, the United States gains a new person every 11 seconds. The result is consumption of resources at higher rates and the manufacturing of goods in larger volumes than in the past. Looking toward the future, it is important to plan for sustainability of resources over long periods of time. A successful and productive society is one in wh...

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