Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.identifier.citationAttard, W. J. (2007). Urban vitality through architectural heritage (Bachelor's dissertation).en_GB
dc.description.abstractMdina is a town with many facets, the two foremost being that it is a human settlement and a heritage attraction; a duality that gives rise to a number of consequences that affect the town. These issues will be addressed in this dissertation, with the purpose of achieving a wide view of the interpretation of Mdina. Towards this aim, the subject of the perception of Mdina as a museum will be considered, taking into account the aspects of management of the town, the human dimension and interpretive measures. The understanding of the cultural significance of Mdina as well as the built heritage that forms the fabric of the town is an essential start to the study. With this in mind, the historical background will be presented by means of a set of timelines that will then form the basis of a heritage itinerary through the urban fabric of Mdina. A focus will be given to edutainment - the combined aspects of education and entertainment as the ultimate goal of the interpretive strategy. These aspects lead to the necessary discussion of the role of the residents of Mdina, highlighting the importance of interpretation, not only of the built fabric but also with the aim of emphasising that Mdina is a living town. In the final analysis, the theoretical and practical aspects of interpretation will be studied with the aim of analysing the best interpretive methods that can be employed in Mdina, in order to aid our awareness of the heritage of the town and its national identity.en_GB
dc.subjectCities and towns -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectCity planning -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectArchitecture -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titleUrban vitality through architectural heritageen_GB
dc.rights.holderThe copyright of this work belongs to the author(s)/publisher. The rights of this work are as defined by the appropriate Copyright Legislation or as modified by any successive legislation. Users may access this work and can make use of the information contained in accordance with the Copyright Legislation provided that the author must be properly acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the prior permission of the copyright holder.en_GB
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Maltaen_GB
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty for the Built Environment. Department of Architecture and Urban Designen_GB
dc.contributor.creatorAttard, Wendy Jo (2007)-
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacBen - 1970-2018
Dissertations - FacBenAUD - 1970-2015

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
B.E._A.(HONS)_Attard_Wendy Jo_2007.pdf
  Restricted Access
18.54 MBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.