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Prof. Maria Attard

Prof. Maria Attard

A.L.C.M.,B.A.(Hons.)(Melit.),M.A.(Melit.),Ph.D.(Lond.),F.R.G.S.

Associate Professor
Geography
Faculty of Arts
Room 132
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2147

Head of Department
Geography
Faculty of Arts
Room 132
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2147

Director
Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Regional Business Centre
Ground Floor
Msida Heights
Univeristy of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 3724

emailmaria.attard@um.edu.mt


Biography

Prof. Maria Attard is the Director and Vice-Chair of the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development, a member of Geography with specialisations in the application of Geographic Information Systems and Transport Geography. She has been the academic coordinator of the University's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Laboratory since 1997 and has taught the discipline across a number of faculties as well as raised awareness of GIS as a decision support tool amongst Government and private sector. She is also the coordinator of the annual Summer School in GIS organised in collaboration with leading foreign institutions. After completing her doctoral research at UCL she was also involved in a number of national projects related to land transport. She represented the transport sector on the National Commission for Sustainable Development as well as in other local and international committees dealing with sustainable mobility research and policy. She had published in the areas of transport as well as GIS education.

Research Interests & Publications

Selected Publications

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. 2010, "Thematic Networks as Toolboxes: The case of the HERODOT Network for Geography in Europe", Documents d'Anàlisi Geogràfica, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 325.

Attard, M., Haklay, M. & Ellul, C. 2010, "Supporting Sustainability through geographic information and public participation - Civic science and stakeholder involvement in the Eco Gozo project", Proceedings of the International Conference on Ecological Landscape Modelling and Management for Mediterranean IslandsAnhalt University of Applied Sciences, , 21-23 October.

Attard, M. & Ison, S.G. 2010, "The Implementation of a Road User Charge - The Case of Valletta, Malta", Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 14.

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. 2003, "Public transport modernisation and adjustment to EU accession requirements: the case of Malta's buses", Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 13.

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