How Rural Becomes Rurban – Rural Manor Residencies in the Urban Context: Lithuanian Case

Indrė Gražulevičiūtė-Vileniškė, Jurga Vitkuvienė


The focus of this research is rural manor residencies, which in the course of history functioned in the agricultural and natural settings and currently became absorbed into urbanised areas. The methodology of the research has included the analysis of literature, historical and contemporary maps, and photographical surveys of the manor residencies in the territory of Kaunas city. The aim of our research has been to identify the trends of research in the area of rural-urban interface and to determine the characteristics of management and preservation of Lithuanian manor residencies under the urban pressure.


built heritage, heritage management, Kaunas, Lithuania, manor residence, revitalisation, urban sprawl

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DOI: 10.7250/aup.2013.003


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