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’’Contemporary Kaunas: Cultural Heritage as a Resource for Sustainable Development’’

Over the centuries people have wisely used built environment and existing constructions, reusing and adapting them to the requirements of the period. Nowadays, as sustainable development has become the universally agreed goal of nearly all development policies at local, national and global levels, the cultural heritage sector is changing the role from passive conservation of the past to the framework and approach of tomorrow’s development. Kaunas city policies and planning documents devotes considerable attention to the coexistence of urban heritage and sustainable urban development, especially to the preservation and adaptation of interwar modernist architectural legacy. Does it work?


Specialist at Cultural Heritage Department of Kaunas City Municipality.
Consultant for preparation of conservation projects and other issues regarding immovable cultural heritage. Coordinator and specialist for preparation of nomination document of Kaunas modernist architecture for the Unesco WHL.