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Dr. Rui Alexandre Castanho Appointed Editor-in-Chief of OCS and JUDM
06-23-2022, Acadlore News

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rui Alexandre Castanho has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainability (OCS) and Journal of Urban Development and Management (JUDM).

Dr. Rui Alexandre Castanho currently serves as professor at the WSB University, Poland, and a visitor Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Besides, he is a post-doc researcher on the GREAT Project, University of Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, and collaborates deeply with multiple research centers and institutions around the world. He has authored or co-authored more than 232 publications, contributing immensely to the body of knowledge. His research interests span across numerous disciplines, including but are not limited to tourist behavior, environment and development, sustainable/responsible tourism, landscape architecture, geographic information systems (GIS), cross-border cooperation, sustainable rural development, strategic sustainable tourism policy making, urban and regional planning, architecture and public spaces, and borders and borderlands.

Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainability (OCS) ( is an international open access journal for scientists, practitioners, and policy makers interested in the pathways toward sustainable development of human beings. The mission of OCS is to publish the latest findings on the benefits, problems, and solutions of sustainable development, and inspire policy-makers to achieve sustainable development goals. The journal provides a global forum for studies related to sustainability in all countries and regions in the world, especially the emerging countries.

Journal of Urban Development and Management (JUDM) ( is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary open access journal covering a wide range of topics related to the current and future issues of cities and urban management. The mission of JUDM is to integrate the studies across fields in urban development and management, and provide a holistic solution to the relevant problems. The journal is particularly in favor of theoretical and applied works that target urban development and management in both developed and emerging countries.

More information about Prof. Dr. Andreas Pester and his research works can be found at: ORCID, ResearchGate, GoogleScholar