The Dawra Madwarna toolkit provides links to online resources, published literature and well know classics as a means of providing easy access to knowledge and resources relating to urban planning, placemaking, green infrastructure, public space design and more. We would like to make users aware that while the publications and media collated here is considered a useful source of information, the links provided, contain both local and international publications and should always be reviewed and assessed by the relevant professionals prior to application to the Maltese or specific contexts.
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The Playful Cities Design Guide inspires diverse demographics with 15 urban spaces, forming an imaginary city. It offers creative inspiration for playful elements in urban areas, transcending geographies and cultures.
This publication provides an action plan which aims to make mobility safe, sustainable, healthy and efficient. This is called Slow Streets, a pioneering initiative in Malta and Gozo geared towards giving back streets to the people rather than cars, focusing primarily on residents’ wellbeing.
A spatial proposition, by Dawra Madwarna, based on local research, on the need for green open space networks in our dense urban areas. It responds to the situation that recreational areas close to where we live and work are limited. The paper seeks to reimagine our existing urban environment with a focus on urban open spaces.
This publication is the first in a series of five, which intends to showcase the transitions made by European Green Capital award winners and finalists. It aims to illustrate that any city can go green highlighting that the health and well-being of city dwellers greatly depends on how well city authorities address environmental challenges.
This Design Guide published by the Global Designing Cities Initiative aims to support practitioners in redefining the role of streets in cities around the world.
This publication (2021) by the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore, provides placemaking stories and lessons learnt from experiences in Singapore told by communities and designers.
If we create a city that’s great for an 8 year old and great for an 80 year old then we'll create successful sustainable cities for everybody else.
This simple idea is based on blocks, which have given the city back to the citizens by keeping unnecessary car traffic on the outskirts of each block thus recreating public space for residents.
Urban design is the design of towns and cities, streets and spaces. The purpose of the Urban Design Compendium is to help equip all those involved in the delivery of places with guidance.