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.
Physically, towns and villages increase the space available for children to play. Through research, this publication explores the idea of having child-friendly towns and villages in Malta and Gozo.
The study identifies the important role which Natura 2000 sites play in terms of nature connectedness, not only for communities who live in their immediate vicinities but also for those from further afar. This implies that, in addition to the important role that they play in protecting habitats and species, these sites also have an important social function.
This Design Guide by GreenBlue Urban is a valuable resource outlining through the use of case studies the various ways in which challenges for tree planting in urban street contexts may be overcome.
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 (2020) by the San Francisco Planning Department serves as a guide for the planning and design of parklets in San Francisco and is a useful source of inspiration for other cities working on such initiatives.