Architectural Heritage as a Socioeconomic Opportunity for Revitalization of Historic Urban Centres: a Global Perspective

Indrė Gražulevičiūtė–Vileniškė, Vilius Urbonas


The focus of the research was to analyze how the
use, re-use and the preservation of the architectural heritage could
contribute to the socioeconomic revitalization of historic urban
centres. The research was based on the analysis of literature and
examples and was carried out from the global perspective: the
experience of different countries on how the architectural heritage
could become a socioeconomic catalyst was reviewed and compared.
The results of the research include the conceptual framework for
the architectural heritage as a socioeconomic opportunity for
rehabilitation of historic built environment based on the idea that
sustainably managed use, re-use, preservation, and maintenance
of architectural heritage can have multipartite positive impact
on revitalization and successful development of historic urban

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DOI: 10.7250/aup.2011.003


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