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Built Heritage is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

Aims and Scope

Built Heritage aims to enhance pluralism and criticism in debates on heritage conservation and revitalization with a glocalized perspective. The conceptual basis of this refereed journal lies on the fundamental cultural differences concerning built heritage conservation, recognizing these differences as a source for creativity and a motivation for cutting-edge experimentation. It fosters scientific exchange between Chinese and international scholars and practitioners, offering a platform to record the latest developments in the field. Encouraging international authorship and evaluation, it allows for the homologation of research and practice with regards to cultural diversity.

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Qing Chang

Chair Professor of the Historic Preservation academic and professional team of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) of Tongji University. Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Chang is one of the prominent Chinese scholars in the field of traditional architecture and built heritage conservation and regeneration. As former head (2003-2014) of the Architecture Department of Tongji CAUP, he is the founder of the first Historic Preservation Bachelor Program in China. As a designer, Prof. Chang has authored architectural and urban heritage conservation projects in China, acknowledged with domestic and international awards.

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Jian Zhou

Professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) of Tongji University and Director of Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute, Jian Zhou is the Secretary-General of the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP) and the Managing Director of ICOMOS China. Prof. Zhou takes on leadership roles in heritage conservation at the Urban Planning Society of China and at the Chinese Historical and Cultural Cities Council. He designs preservation projects in both urban and suburban settings and endeavors research, teaching and training on urban regeneration.

Editorial board endorsements

“I would like to sustain the exceptional scientific quality and value of this journal, as well the importance and contribution of the publication for the international academic staff.”

Professor Ana Tostões
docomomo International Chair


“It is indeed an impressive work and the standard of the articles and graphic presentation has projected [Built Heritage] onto the world scene in the fields of heritage.”

Professor Michael Turner
UNESCO Chair in Urban Design and Conservation Studies

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