SHORT EVENING LECTURES OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017
urban design, architecture, planning policies, land use sustainability, green initiatives, heritage planning PLANNING AUTHORITY
The Planning Authority is organising a series of short evening lectures purposely designed to facilitate and empower the public and interested stakeholders to gain a be er understanding and knowledge base about various subjects associated with urban design, planning policies, architecture, sustainability, heritage planning and land use. Persons interested in a ending any of these evening lectures are to send an email on email@example.com. For further informa on call 2290 2015. A limited number of spaces are available and places will be reserved against a fee of €10 per lecture which will be donated to The Hospice Movement (Malta). Lectures will be held between 18.00-20.00hrs at the Planning Authority’s oﬃces in Floriana.
BACKGROUND The new Planning Authority was launched in April 2016. The Planning Authority is responsible for development planning and has a number of Boards and Commi ees that assist the organiza on to fulﬁll its func ons and responsibili es eﬃciently and transparent, in line with its legal obliga ons. The Planning Authority secures a balanced and sustainable environment for our community and provide a be er quality of life through a sustainable land use planning system. To run its opera ons the Authority has three directorates; the Planning Directorate is responsible for the promo on and control of proper land development in accordance with approved policies and plans. It seeks to achieve sustainable development through the prepara on and implementa on of development plans and policies and the processing of planning applica ons. This directorate also administers the scheduling process of cultural, archaeological and natural sites. The Enforcement Directorate is responsible to ensure compliance with the building development permits. The Corporate Services Directorate is responsible to ensure that the en re organiza on is serviced and provides a sound infrastructure for the directorates to carry out their responsibili es and func ons. The Directorate is also responsible for Human Resources, Informa on Technology, Mapping and Landsurveying, Support Services and Finance.
The ten short evening lectures will be organised on the following dates:
History of Architecture in Malta Reference 1001
Date: Tuesday 3rd October 2017 Lecture delivered by: Mr Joseph Magro Con – Heritage Planning Unit Manager Target Audience: peri , architecture and restora on students and general public
Learning outcomes: Understand the sequence of architectural styles and techniques used in the Maltese Islands from prehistory to modern mes; Comprehend basic architectural design criteria; Appreciate the variety of built heritage in the Maltese Islands; Recognise unique features of Maltese architecture
Online Planning Services GeoPortal, eApplica ons, and the Website Reference 1002
Date: Tuesday 10th October 2017 Lecture delivered by: Mr Omar Hili – ICT Oﬃcer/ Mr David Cassar, Unit Manager, Customer Rela ons Target Audience: peri , architecture students, estate agents and general public
Learning outcomes: How to access development applica ons; Diﬀerent search criteria; Scheduled proper es; Planning boundaries and constraints through PA's Geoportal, the Internet Map Server; How to purchase site plans
Commercial Development – Policy and Prac ce Reference 1003
Date: Tuesday 17th October 2017 Lecture delivered by: Mr Robert Vella – Business Development Unit Manager
Target Audience: peri , architecture students, entrepreneurs, estate agents and general public.
Learning outcomes: A brief overview of Planning Policy and Legisla on rela ng to Commercial Development; An introduc on to the Development Planning Applica on Assessment Process; An update on recent Planning Appeals decisions and their signiﬁcance for commercial development.
Interior Design Ma ers Reference 1004
Date: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Lecture delivered by: Perit Alexia Gingell Li lejohn & Perit Sarah Zammit Calleja - Winners of the 2016 Architect Awards for Interior Design
Crea ng an image through your interiors; Understanding circula on; How to maximise on small spaces
Target Audience: peri , architecture students, entrepreneurs, interior designers and general public.
Compliance, Enforcement and the Regularisa on Process Reference 1005
Date: Tuesday 31th October 2017 Lecture delivered by: Mr Ivor Robinich, Assistant Director, Enforcement Unit Target Audience: peri , estate agents, architecture students and general public.
Learning outcomes: The implica ons of the Planning and Enforcement Compliance and Enforcement Legisla on; The enforcement process, powers and obliga ons; The Regularisa on Process
Green Transport Plans Reference 1006
Date: Tuesday 7th November 2017 Lecture delivered by: Annie Falloon and Robert Galea Target Audience: employers, developers, people managers, peri and anyone with an interest in reducing the impact that their transport habits and choices have on the environment.
Learning outcomes: The what, why and wherefores of green transport plans; The importance of having alterna ves to single occupancy car use; Se ng up and progressing a Green Transport Plan; Overview of 'tools', measures and incen ves available for green transport, as well as the obstacles; How en es of any size can start greening their means of transport
Renova on and Conserva on â€“ Best prac ces in restoring your old dwelling Reference 1007
Date: Tuesday 14th November 2017 Lecture delivered by: Mr Kenneth Cauchi â€“ Conserva on OďŹƒcer, Heritage Planning Unit Target Audience: peri , architecture and restora on students, estate agents, interior designers, building tradesmen, building contractors and general public.
Planning for Sustainable Development Reference 1008
Date: Tuesday 21th November 2017 Lecture delivered by: Michelle Borg, Unit Manager, Unit for Green & Blue Development Target Audience: peri , architectural students and general public.
Learning outcomes: Principle of Conserva on; Understanding materials in old buildings; What are the hidden issues that need a en on; Restoring and preserving the Maltese stone
Learning outcomes: Basic awareness of sustainable development challenges, par cularly in the Maltese Islands; An understanding of the role of spa al planning for sustainable development; Iden fying opportuni es for solu on driven responses in delivering sustainable development
Development Control and Summary Procedure – The How, What and When of a Planning Applica on Reference 1009
Date: Tuesday 28th November 2017 Lecture delivered by: Mr David Cassar, Unit Manager Customer Rela ons
Learning outcomes: The diﬀerence between the Directorates and the deciding body; The planning applica on process; Following the applica on process; Right of appeal
Target Audience: peri , estate agents, architecture students and general public.
Rehabilita on and Conserva on of Ci adella, Gozo Reference 10010
Date: Tuesday 5th December 2017 Lecture delivered by: Perit Mar n Xuereb – Winner of the 2016 Architects Awards for Rehabilita on and Conserva on; Public Buildings Target Audience: peri , architecture and restora on students, estate agents, interior designers, building tradesmen, building contractors and general public.
Making use of disused spaces; The poten al of rehabilita on; How preserva on was crucial to the success of the project; Respect for archeology