A New Coat Of Paint

Lithuania's past complicates the restoration of its capital's historic center.
January 28, 2004, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"In Vilnius, Lithuania's capital, signs of the past are being rapidly covered over with a new coat of paint as the nation prepares for entry into the European Union this spring.Investment has poured in since the city began restoring facades and public spaces. In a model of capitalist entrepreneurship, every dollar of public funds spent on redevelopment has attracted four times the amount in private investment. Vilnius's young mayor, Arturas Zuokas, is repositioning the city as a regional hub for culture and information technology."

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Published on Monday, January 26, 2004 in MetropolisMag.com
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