PROGRESSES AND TRENDS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
ZHANG Zhiqiang ①② ,SUN Chengquan ②,CHENG Guodong ①,NIU Wenyuan ③ (①State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soil Engineering, Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, CAS,Lanzhou,730000,China) (②Lanzhou Information Center for Resources
Sustainable development thought has become the common idea of international community and every country, sustainable development way has become the best development model pursued by every country of the world. Sustainable development research is a transcentury integrated field of multidisciplines. The forming process of sustainable development thinking is retrospected in this paper. Based on the introduction to the concept and viewpoints of sustainable development at home and abroad, the profound connotation of sustainable development thought is analysed. The paper also introduces the theoretical framework of sustainable development and the basic theories of regional sustainable development, sums up the major discipline directions and their characteristics, main contents and their progresses in sustainable development research.