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Preventive and planned conservation approaches applied to built heritage


Special issue call for papers from Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development

Special Issue Call for Papers

Journal Title: Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development

Special Issue Title: Preventive and planned conservation approaches applied to built heritage 

Guest Editors:

Koenraad Van Balen, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, KU Leuven, Belgium, [email protected]
Stefano Della Tore, Director of the Department Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, [email protected]
Fausto Cardoso Martínez, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador, [email protected]
Aziliz Vandesande,
Dept. of Civil Engineering and Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, KU Leuven, Belgium [email protected]

Submissions Procedure:

Submissions to this journal are through the ScholarOne submission system here: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jchmsd

Please visit the author guidelines for the journal at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=jchmsd  which gives full details. Please ensure you select this special issue from the relevant drop down menu on page four of the submission process

Topic in research and practice:

Preventive and planned conservation approaches for built heritage management are increasingly recognised by researchers and practitioners given its effectiveness in site management and its long-term beneficial effect on physical authenticity and integrity of built heritage. The approach is also endorsed by different international organisations that started implementing a pro-active approach towards monitoring and maintenance. The World Heritage Committee is a strong advocate of this approach, pointing out that Periodic Reporting is a cornerstone to collect missing information and data through local monitoring programmes, which in turn improves the quality of decisions and supports the conservation of World Heritage Sites. Thereby, the main benefits are considered the cost-effectiveness for private owners and managers of built heritage, the quality protection of built heritage, environmental enhancement and the empowerment of local communities in dealing with heritage.

Main gaps in research:

▪    Although a pro-active approach towards monitoring gained importance since the mid-1990s, very little has been written on systematic preventive conservation.  There is no well-established academic study or research to ascertain why maintenance is not widely practiced, disseminated and developed.

New contributions to research:

▪    Linking preventive and planned conservation approaches for built heritage management with sustainable (local) development

Topics you may want to cover include:

▪    Research and management approaches to increase the efficiency of preventive and planned conservation: (geo-)ICT, monitoring (software) systems, preventive systems research, risk analysis and management,  World Heritage monitoring and reporting mechanisms
▪    Cross-sectoral collaboration: maintenance activities in context of social economy, monitoring through engaging local actors, etc.
▪    Case studies: critical analysis of best practices considering specific context as well as larger management problems specific to preventive and planned conservation.

 

Submission Deadline: May 31st 2017