Purpose – The purpose of this article is to introduce the papers selected for the current issue. Furthermore, it provides a common background in presenting and discussing the role of heritage impact assessments, considering the projected growth of their implementation not exclusive to World Heritage properties and their potential role in bringing cultural heritage management and sustainable development closer together.Design/methodology/approach – From a brief introduction to the background and state‐of‐the‐art on heritage impact assessments, this article describes and explains the ten guidelines recently published to assist cultural heritage managers on the application of heritage impact assessments for World Heritage properties. After this, the role of heritage impact assessments in bridging cultural heritage management and sustainable development will be discussed and new doors opened for further research within the field.Findings – Ten recommendations to structure and classify heritage impact assessme...
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2012|
- Cultural heritage management
- Heritage impact assessments
- Sustainable development
- World Heritage