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Time and How It’s Used: Proposals for a Sustainable Development

Published in July 2001

This document is the result of several years' work in Belgium on the management of time in our societies, and the perspective of evolution to a system of sustainable development.

The issue of time raises a large number of social, political, and cultural questions for which it is perhaps difficult to find an overall solution.

However, a certain number of structural directions are identified regarding:
- the difficulty for post-modern society to abandon a quantitative appreciation of time, in particular in the world of work, and the right to "qualitative" time (for training, being a citizen, thinking, etc.);
- the need to link the different rhythms marking our societies, particularly with respect to governance;
- better use of the activity of those who have time (the elderly, the unemployed);
- better education regarding time and the long term; this is necessary if we are to evolve toward sustainable development - especially in order to understand that time has a structure that can be controlled and not simply submitted to.


Coordinated by ...

- Fondation pour les Générations Futures

The Foundation for the Future Generations (Belgian Public utility Foundation), is born in 1998. It with will to push the emergence and the development of concrete projects and reflections related to the concept of sustainable development, and its social consequences: social justice, solidarity, equality of chances, ecological equilibrium, democratic management of choices,.

Site - Fondation pour les Générations Futures


Topics Included

citizenship . education . social change . governance . sustainable development . values and perceptions . work . world

Workgroup Papers

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Go ! Art and Cultural Identity in Building a United World
Go ! Cultural and Cross-cultural Diversity in the Age of Globlization
Go ! Education for Active and Responsible Citizenship
Go ! Information society, knowledge society: benefiting from change
Go ! Interreligious Dialog
Go ! Proposals for Education in the Twenty-first Century
Go ! Proposals from the Social Monitoring of Science Forum
Go ! The Alliance and the Media
Go ! Thinking through University reform
Go ! Time and How It’s Used: Proposals for a Sustainable Development
Go ! War and Genocide ... Restoring Humanity in Human Beings Faced with Extreme Situations
Go ! Youth Action and Proposals for Social Change

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