‘Urban planning in Malta’ – Dr Antoine Zammit public lecture

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'Urban planning in Malta' - Dr Antoine Zammit public lectureA public lecture entitled ‘Urban planning in Malta: Its historical development and influence today,’ by Dr Antoine Zammit, is taking place next Tuesday the 24th of September at Palazzo Santa Sofia, Mdina.

Ths lecture discusses the salient, successful and unsuccessful, initiatives geared toweards formal (and informal) urban planning in Malta throughout the centuries.

It then focuses on post-independent Malta and the attempts to set up a formal planning system.

This is a story of struggles, successes, failures and frustrations, told in the light of the unfolding context that characterised Malta throughout the 20th Century.

The lecture illustrates how a number of key decisions taken in the past have influenced the urban environment, hightlighting a number of critical challenges currently being faced by our planning system.

Dr Antoine Zammit is a practising architiect and civil engineer with a specialisation in urban design. In early 2013 he successfully terminated his Ph.D in Planning and Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.

He has worked on projects in Malta, London, Italy and the Republic of Ireland and now manages his own urban design consultancy, studjurban.

Antoine lectures in spatial planning and urband design at the Faculty for the Build Environment of the University of Malta and is actively involved in both local and foreign urban design debates through his engagement the the Maltese Chamber of Architects and Civil Engineers, the Malta Environment and Planning Authority and the Urban Issues Work Groupof the Architects’ Council of Europe.

The lecture gets underway at 6.30pm. Refreshment will be served following the lecture.

The lecture is being held in collaboration with Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum.

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