Sustainable development is defined as a process of meeting human development goals while sustaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depends. On other hands, sustainable development is the organizing principle for sustaining finite resources necessary to provide for the needs of future generations of life on the planet. It is a process that envisions a desirable future state for human societies in which living conditions and resource-use continue to meet human needs without undermining the "integrity, stability and beauty" of natural biotic systems.
Creative sustainable development is considered as an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability that combines architecture, urban planning, geography, arts and social science. Creative Sustainable Development looks at creative and participatory solutions as well as at practical ideas of how we can improve our cities and lifestyles, and will cover the fields of (Sustainability, smart materials, acoustics, lighting, Green architecture., Performative Architecture., LEED, Eco-tech, zero carbon, zero energy buildings, Landscape design, healing environment, sustainable housing, smart buildings, sustainable cities, etc).
The focus is to let staff members, researchers and students support their researches and projects by environmental studies and inspire concepts from environmental approaches, based on the capability of the Environmental Lab and the weather station. In other words, it considered as a meeting-point for using severe qualitative research methods related to Creative Sustainable Development. A particular emphasis is placed on the value and importance of stakeholder partnerships on issues of creative sustainable development; establish an effective channel of communication between policy-makers, governmental agencies, academics, and professionals working in the field of Creative Sustainable Development.
The most significant development challenges of sustainability are associated with climate change, global poverty, social and economic inequality, population growth as well as demographic changes and adaptation to rapid global economic changes. Global and local challenges and the complexity of future scenarios require strengthening the multidisciplinary approach and the inter-linkage of environmental, economic, socio-cultural aspects in research and education curriculums. However, creative sustainable development approach brings together researchers from different fields to work in multidisciplinary teams that increases understanding of different disciplines and enables adapting a holistic approach. This activates researchers to create new sustainable solutions for human, urban, industrial and business environments.