Prof. Maria Attard

Prof. Maria Attard

Prof. Maria Attard


Associate Professor

Room 132
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2147
Professor Maria Attard is Head of Geography and Director of the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the University of Malta. She specialises in urban transport, policy and project implementation. Between 2002-2009 she was involved in major transport projects in the islands and implemented road pricing, park and ride and pedestrianisation projects in Valletta. She studied at the University of Malta and completed her PhD in 2006 at UCL (London) and has published in the areas of urban transport, planning and policy. She co-edited Sustainable Urban Transport (published by Emerald) and journal special issues on urban transport policy. Maria is currently the co-chair of NECTAR Cluster 2 and Steering Committee member of the WCTRS. She is co-editor of the journal Research in Transportation Business and Management and co-editor of the Emerald Book Series on Transport and Sustainability. She had published in the areas of transport planning and policy, as well as GIS education.

Boggia, A., Massei, G., Pace, E., Rocchi, L., Paolotti, L. & Attard, M. 2018, "Spatial multicriteria analysis for sustainability assessment: A new model for decision making", Land Use Policy, vol. 71, pp. 281-292.

Attard, M. 2017, "The environment in the provision of transport" in The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics, ed. Cowie, J., Ison, S., Routledge, .

Mifsud, D., Attard, M. & Ison, S. 2017, To drive or to use the bus? An exploratory study of older people in Malta.

Dingli, A. & Attard, M. 2016, "The Valletta Travel Information Service", Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture, vol. 1, pp. 243-253.

Dingli, A. & Attard, M. 2016, "VaTIS: A Travel Information Service for the City of Valletta, Malta", International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA), vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 1-15.

Attard, M. 2015, "The impact of global environmental change on transport in Malta", Xjenza Online - Journal of The Malta Chamber of Scientists, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 141-152.

Attard, M. & Ison, S.G. 2015, "The effects of road user charges in the context of weak parking policies: the case of Malta", Case Studies in Transport Policy, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 37-43.

Attard, M., Von Brockdorff, P. & Bezzina, F. 2015, The External Costs of Passenger and Commercial Vehicle Use in Malta, University of Malta - European Commission Representation in Malta, Malta.

Checuti Zammit, L., Scerri, K., Attard, M. & Bajada, T. 2013, "Computationally Efficient Estimation of High-Dimension Autoregressive Models - with Application to Air Pollution in Malta", Xjenza Online - Journal of The Malta Chamber of Scientists, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 42-50.

Ison, S.G. & Attard, M. 2013, "The Smeed Report and Road Pricing: the case of Valletta, Malta", Bank of Valletta Reviews, vol. 47, pp. 1-23.

Mifsud, D. & Attard, M. 2013, "The role of public transport in addressing sustainable mobility for the elderly population in Malta", Xjenza Online - Journal of The Malta Chamber of Scientists, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 47-54.

Schembri, J.A. & Attard, M. 2013, "The Foreigner Counts: a spatio-temporal analysis of occupiers, immigrants and expatriates in Malta", Ars & Humanitas: Journal of Arts and Humanities, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 119-134.

Attard, M. 2012, "Reforming the Urban Public Transport Bus System in Malta: Approach and Acceptance", Transportation and Research A: Policy and Practice, vol. 46, pp. 981-992.

Attard, M. 2011, "A preliminary assessment of the Park and Ride Scheme in Floriana, Malta.", Sustainable Development. Civil Engineering and the Built Environment., eds. Ruben Paul Borg, Alex Torpiano, Alex Bezzina, Philip Grech, Dion Buhagiar & Vincent Cassar, Kamra tal-Periti; European Council of Civil Engineers, Malta, 5 May 2011, pp. 63.

Attard, M. & Enoch, M.P. 2011, "The role of policy transfer in the introduction of road pricing in Valletta, Malta", Transport Policy, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 544-553.

Attard, M. & Schembri, J.A. 2011, "Malta: GIS and Geography Teaching in the Context of Educational Reform" in International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools, eds. A.J. Milson, A. Demirci & J.J. Kerski, Springer, .

Attard, M. & Enoch, M. 2011, Policy transfer and the introduction of road pricing in Valletta, Malta.

Attard, M. & Ison, S.G. 2010, The implementation of road user charging and the lessons learnt: the case of Valletta, Malta.

Attard, M. & Enoch, M.P. 2007, Valletta dumps V-licence for state-of-the-art road pricing scheme.

Schembri, J. & Attard, M. 2007, "Manoel Island: An island with a fort.... and a future" in Mediterranean Seascapes, ed. S. Mercieca, Malta University Press, .

Attard, M. 2005, "Land Transport Policy in a Small Island State - the Case of Malta", Transport Policy, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 23.

Attard, M. & Hall, D. 2004, "Transition for EU Accession: The Case of Malta's Restructuring Tourism and Transport Sectors" in Tourism and Transition, ed. D. Hall, CABI International, .

Attard, M. & Hall, D. 2003, Public transport modernisation and adjustment to EU accession requirements: the case of Malta's buses.

Holcomb, B. 2001, "Islands in the (cyberspace) sun : marketing islands for tourism online", Islands in the (cyberspace) sun : marketing islands for tourism online, .

  • ATS5502 - The Geography of the Mediterranean
  • ATS5511 - Sexuality, Gender and the Body in the Mediterranean
  • BIO3090 - Environmental Applications, Informatics and Management
  • DOC1027 - Getting Published: The Journal Article (Humanities, Education and Law)
  • GEO1007 - Culture and Society
  • GEO2035 - Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO3027 - Transport Geography
  • GEO3085 - Geography of the Maltese Islands 1
  • GEO5000 - Directed Studies in Geography
  • IMS5025 - Space, Place and Tradition
  • ISD5102 - Principles of Sustainability
  • PHL5125 - Environmental Health