The Critical Shift from a Consumer to a More Sustainable Society

Antonio Vico Mañas, Arnoldo de Hoyos, Bia Telles, Diego Conti


This paper looks forward to analyzing the society industrialization period, considering factors like consumption, urbanization, social changes, global capitalism and the modern society. Starting from the Industrial Revolution, the author discuss ideas, events and the evolution of the Sustainable Development principles in particular concerning and social concerns as a way to deal with challenges regarding quality of life on today’s megalopolis. For Governance purposes regarding Sustainability, it is suggested the creation of an international network forum with appropriate representatives from the triple bottom line of sustainable development.


Sustainable development; Industrial revolution; Urbanization; Governance

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