In the current era of Sustainable Development, we can neither underrate the importance of cultural heritage and environmental conservation nor can we ignore governance, social transformation and the associations thereof. This research focus area invites the lecturers and students to interrogate, on one hand, policies and practice concerning cultural heritage, but also governance and social change. Within the area of cultural heritage, researchers can explore historical factors that influence cultural heritage, globalization and cultural hegemony among other things. Issues of governance and social change are so complex and multifaceted that researchers are expected to perceive governance not only in terms of decision-making, but also broadly in terms of the role of social movements, leadership in this era of globalization and global institutions, local governance, representative democracy and gender relations.