TRANSFORMATION OF PROTECTED URBAN LANDSCAPES
Keywords:protected urban ladscapes, old towns, historical environment
Protected urban landscapes are usually perceived as old parts of a town or old towns. Such historical hubs are found in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Kėdainiai and other towns in Lithuania. Perhaps such landscapes can be found in each state of European or the world; the most valuable are included into the UNESCO World Heritage List. History of these cities or towns lasts for centuries; however, even on these territories the transformation as a process shaping the woven fabric is inevitable. A city or a town is exposed to changes; therefore, the old parts of cities or towns should be adjusted to the life of a particular period. Because of that reason city or town centres were being rebuilt, reconstructed or regenerated. A relevant present-day problem deals with the creation of new architecture in historical environment which makes an impact on the valuable properties of old towns.