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Main publications of the Action

The Action has been working on the following joint publications:

Final report: Culture infor and as Sustainable Development 


The main results of the Action have been published in "Culture in, for and as Sustainable Development. Conclusions of the COST IS1007 Action Investigating Cultural Sustainability".  The publication  defines and describes the three roles of culture  in sustainable development identified by the Action and illustrates them with real-life cases. Furthermore it reflects the implications for policies and developing assessment frameworks.  The publication  is addressed to scientific community, policy-makers and practitioners interested in the field. It is a 72-page-publication, which is available as hard copy (contact Action Chair) and as pdf.  

Executive Summary

Executive summary is a 4-page-brochure including  the main conclusions of the Action with output and  contact information. It is available as a hard copy, please contact the Action Chair.

New book series 


A new book series Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development was introduced by the Action and the Action Chairs, Katriina Soini and Joost Dessein are the editors of series. The following books have already been approved to be published and they will be launched in the final conference in Helsinki: 

  • Heritage and Sustainable Development: Theory and Practice by Graham Fairclough and Elizabeth Auclair
  • Culture and Sustainability in European Cities: Imagining Europolis edited by Svetlana Hristova, Milena Dragićević Šešić, Nancy Duxbury
  • Culture and Territorialisation: Theories and Practices edited by Joost Dessein, Elena Battaglini, Lummina Horlings

Two other book proposals by the Action members are already in process and will come out 2015/2016.



List of publication of the individual researchers

The Action members have published a number of research papers, book chapters, conference proceedings and abstracts individually, but also in collaboration with other members. Full list of publications