What is sustainable development ? How is it related to resource planning?

Sustainable development refers to development of resources without damaging the environment and development in the present should not compromise with the needs of the future generation. An equitable distribution of resources is essential for sustained quality of life and global peace. If the present trend of resource depletion by few individuals and countries continues, the future of our planet is in danger. Therefore, resource planning is essential for sustainable existence of all forms of life which is a component of sustainable development.