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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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.
Humankind: A Hopeful History (Dutch: De Meeste Mensen Deugen: Een Nieuwe Geschiedenis van de Mens) is a 2019 non-fiction book by historian Rutger Bregman.
Academic research discussing some of the key design principles to move towards more sustainable urban spaces in the form of green infrastructure
PhD Dissertation - Bicycle Sharing Systems and their role in the promotion of cycling as a mode of transport in Southern European island cities
Factsheet with recommendations from PhD research on bicycle sharing systems and cycling promotion in Southern European island cities
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.
How can we provide children with opportunities to freely play outdoors, walk independently, and feel a sense of belonging and ownership within their neighbourhoods?