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Tourism and Built Heritage

The relationship between tourism and built heritage probably is one of the most discussed issues, however, the conflicts between the adaptive reuse of built heritage and innovative tourism remain arguable. This collection selected several cases about the interpretation and production of built heritage and how the community involves in the management of built heritage in different stages, it may provide some new insight into tourism development and built heritage reuse.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies, including those pertaining to Collections. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

Introduction: tourism and built heritage
Guest editor: Chaozhi Zhang, Sun Yat-Sen University, China


  1. The tensions and threats in historic urban landscapes brought about by heritage tourism are still regional, global, general, and dynamic issues. For Kulangsu, there is an obvious problem in the connection betw...

    Authors: Long Zhao, Yuan Li, Na Zhang and Zhenxin Zhang
    Citation: Built Heritage 2023 7:6
  2. Traditional architecture in agricultural heritage sites (AHSs) embodies the livelihood of local communities and residents, which is an important part of the AHS. However, with the intervention of tourism, some...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Yehong Sun, Xingguo Gu, Wenjie Wu and Cancan Yao
    Citation: Built Heritage 2022 6:34
  3. This study draws on Henri Lefebvre’s (The production of space, 1992, translated by D. Nicholson-Smith) concept of the spatial triad to examine the micropolitics of the production of urban and social space in a ca...

    Authors: Johnny F. I. Lam, Chin-Ee Ong, Tingting Wu, Rui He and Shougang Li
    Citation: Built Heritage 2022 6:26
  4. Ancient cities and towns are popular tourism destinations worldwide. In this paper, Guangfu Ancient City in Yongnian County, Hebei Province, China, is taken as the case study and the modified creative destruct...

    Authors: Menghan Wang, Xiaoran Bai and Mingming Su
    Citation: Built Heritage 2022 6:25

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The Journal is financially supported by Chinese Fund for the Humanities and Social Sciences

ISSN: 2096-3041 (Print)
The print version is owned and produced by Tongji University 

Abstract and indexing coverage

  • Chinese Science Citation Database
  • CNKI
  • Dimensions 
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China 
  • Naver 
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  • Scopus 



Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2023 Citation Impact
    2.0 - Citescore

    1.466 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.357 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    26 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    190 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    204,535 downloads
    41 Altmetric mentions 

Call for papers

20th-Century Built Heritage of Health: Challenges and Opportunities 
Guest Editor: Christina Malathouni, School of Architecture, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Industrial heritage sites and mega-events: An opportunity for urban redevelopment and social change?
Guest Editors: Florence Graezer Bideau, College of Humanities and Section of Architecture, EPFL, Switzerland; Anne-Marie Broudehoux, École du Design, UQAM, Canada                                                 

Historical Monuments for Countryside Conservation in Hong Kong and Its Surrounding Areas
Guest Editors: Sidney Cheung, Dept. of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China; Thomas Chung, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Global Climate Change and Built Heritage
Guest Editors: Dr Chris J. Whitman, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK; Lui Tam, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK; Prof Oriel Prizeman, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK

Peer Review Policy for Article Collections
All submissions to following collections have undergone rigorous peer review.