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Rational use of derelict buildings from the viewpoint of sustainable development

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In the paper, the problem of derelict rural buildings and their environment in Lithuania is analysed. Factors determining distribution and revitalisation perspectives of unused buildings are established by using methods of mathematical statistics. It has been estimated that the peculiarities of territorial distribution are different in various zones and of different development activities that are presented in the conception of the country's spatial development. Also, they differ according to the uses of the buildings. Sustainability indicator systems have been analysed and a system of criteria was worked out according to the common principles of sustainable development and to explored local peculiarities. The designed model of the indicator system is suitable for multiple criteria decision-making. It is also possible to adjust the proposed model for similar demands of other transition countries.

Keywords: sustainable development, derelict buildings, derelict environment, sustainability indicators, multiple criteria analysis, Lithuania

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