2014 – 4th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development follows the path of the previous
editions: it aims at establishing a state of the art event regarding the
relationships between forms and kinds of heritage and the framework of
sustainable development concepts.
Once again the four
dimensions of sustainable development (environment, economics, society and
culture) are the pillars of this event, defining a singular approach on how to
deal with the specific subject of heritage sustainability. Furthermore, beyond
the traditional aspects of heritage preservation and safeguarding, the
relevance and significance of the sustainable development concept is to be
discussed and scrutinised by some of the most eminent worldwide experts.
preservation and safeguarding is facing new and complex problems. Degradation
of Heritage sites is not any more just a result of materials ageing or
environmental actions. Factors such as global and local pollution, climate
change, poverty, religion, tourism, commodification, ideologies and war (among
others) are now in the cutting edge for the emerging of new approaches,
concerns and visions about heritage.
Thus, Heritage 2014 –
4th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development proposes a
global view on how heritage is being contextualized in relation with the four
dimensions of sustainable development. What is being done in terms of research,
future directions, methodologies, working tools and other significant aspects
of both theoretical and field approaches will be the aims of this International
Conference. Furthermore, heritage governance, and education are brought into
discussion as the key factors for enlightenment of future global strategies for
heritage preservation and safeguarding.
A special chapter on
Heritage and Cultural Tourism was included in this edition, as cultural tourism
became a major theme and a major area of research. Applied field research as
well as theoretical approaches are welcome in this special chapter that is
meant to be a wide and meaningful forum of debate on this topic.
2014 is a peer reviewed conference.
Visit the conference website for full details about the conference scope, topics and submission procedures at
Secretariat HERITAGE 2014
Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development
Av. Alcaides de Faria, 377 S12
4750-106 Barcelos, PORTUGAL