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Thecurrentissueandfulltextarchive ofthisjournalisavailableatEditorial:bridgingculturalEdit9rial:.culturalheritageheritageandsustainabledevelopmentAnaPereiraRoders______________EindhovenUniversityofTechnology,Eindhoven,TheNetherlands,andRonvanOersUNESCO WorldHeritageCentre,Paris,FranceAbstractPurposeThepaperaims toprovideanintroductiontothenewjournal,itsscopeandpapersintheinauguralissue.Design/methodology/approachThepaperintroducesthenewjournal byexploringthenormativefoundationsofculturalheritagemanagement andhow thiscanbeusedtoconstructabridgetoprocessesofsustainabledevelopment.Indoingso,therationaleisexplainedforajournalwiththisspecialism,likeJCHMSD,includingpotentialareasforresearch.Allthisthenislinkedtothethemeandrespectivepapersespeciallyselectedfortheinauguralissue.FindingsIncreasinglythe roleofculturalheritageinprocessesofregenerationandsustainabledevelopmentofcitiesandregionsisbeingexplored,whileatthesametimetheinternationaldebateisintensifyingasregardsare-orientation ofthe conceptofsustainabilityandtore-emphasizeitsmeaninginclearandunambiguousterms.Inthebuild-uptothereviewoftheMillenniumDevelopmentGoalsin2015,theinternational communitybywayofUNESCO ispromotingtheinclusionofcultureinthedevelopmentparadigm.Originality/valueInprovidinganoverviewofthe stateofdebateinthefieldsofculturalheritagemanagementandsustainabledevelopment, thepaperisusefultothe readersofthejournalwhoareinterestedbuthavelimitedknowledge inthesefields.Itclarifiesthefocustothosewhowishtosubmitarticlestothejournal,aswellashighlightssomepotentialareasforresearch.KeywordsCulture, Heritage,Sustainable developmentPapertypeResearchpaperSettingthescene“Itistheartofconservationmanagementtobeabletoconvincetheotherstakeholders”,wroteGoran GucicinhisinsightfullittlebookManagingSustainabilityinConditionsofChangeandUnpredictability(2009),inwhichheoutlinedthelimitationsofclassicalmanagementstructuresandtoolsdevelopedunder either natureconservationorculturalheritageapproacheswhendealingwiththeextraordinarydynamicsintheorganicallyevolvedculturallandscapeof LonjskoPoljeNatureParklocatedintheCentralSavaRiverBasin inCroatia.Nowthefirstdecadeofthenewmillenniumhasdrawntoaclose,inwhichthe balanceseemstohavetippeddangerouslytothe negative,thestatementandtitleof hisbook,withexperiences,seemonlyfittingforourtime.Withthefailureofthe Copenhagenclimatesummitmeeting..to takedecisiveactionagainsttheimminentimpactsofclimatechange(Gore,2010),afinancial-economiccrisis spreadinglikeabushfireout ofcontrol(Levinson,2010),whichinturnhasleadtopoliticalupheavalinmanycountries(inparticularTunisia,~EgyptandYemenatthemomentofwriting),andwithwidespreadfoodandwater
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