Three pillars of sustainability: in search of conceptual origins

Purvis, B., Mao, Y. and Robinson, D. (2018) Three pillars of sustainability: in search of conceptual origins. Sustainability Science. ISSN 1862-4065



  • Purvis, B.
  • Mao, Y.
  • Robinson, D.
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Keywords: Sustainable development; Conceptual review; Historical origins; Triple bottom line; History of sustainability
  • Accepted: 23 August 2018
  • Published (online): 3 September 2018
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > School of Architecture (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Symplectic Sheffield
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 13:00
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 13:00
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Status: Published online
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
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