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 (Network on European Communications and Transport Activities Research) Cluster 2 and Steering Committee member of the World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR). She is co-editor of the journal Research in Transportation Business and Management, Associate Editor of the Journal Case Studies on Transport Policy 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.

ATTARD, M., 2020. Mobility justice in urban transport - the case of Malta.

ATTARD, M., CAMILLERI, M.P.J. and MUSCAT, A., 2020. The technology behind a shared demand responsive transport system for a university campus.

CASADO-SANZ, N., GUIRAO, B. and ATTARD, M., 2020. Analysis of the Risk Factors Affecting the Severity of Traffic Accidents on Spanish Crosstown Roads: The Driver’s Perspective. Sustainability, 12(6), pp. 2237.

MAAS, S. and ATTARD, M., 2020. Attitudes and perceptions towards shared mobility services: Repeated cross-sectional results from a survey among the Maltese population.

MAAS, S., ATTARD, M. and CARUANA, M.A., 2020. Assessing spatial and social dimensions of shared bicycle use in a Southern European island context: The case of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 140, pp. 81-97.

ATTARD, M., 2019. Exploring the potential of light rail transit to encourage urban regeneration and support more sustainable commuting to and from Valletta ; Transit Oriented Development and Sustainable Cities. Edward Elgar Pub.

CASADO-SANZ, N., GUIRAO, B., LARA GALERA, A. and ATTARD, M., 2019. Investigating the Risk Factors Associated with the Severity of the Pedestrians Injured on Spanish Crosstown Roads. Sustainability, 11(19),.

MIFSUD, D. and ATTARD, M., 2019. Ageing and mobility. Research in Transportation Business & Management, 30, pp. 100385.

MIFSUD, D., ATTARD, M. and ISON, S., 2019. An exploratory study of the psychological determinants of mobility of older people in Malta. Research in Transportation Business & Management, 30, pp. 100373.

BOGGIA, A., MASSEI, G., PACE, E., ROCCHI, L., PAOLOTTI, L. and ATTARD, M., 2018. Spatial multicriteria analysis for sustainability assessment: A new model for decision making. Land Use Policy, 71, pp. 281-292.

ATTARD, M., 2017. The environment in the provision of transport. In: COWIE, J., ISON, S., ed, The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics. Routledge, .

MIFSUD, D., ATTARD, M. and ISON, S., 2017. To drive or to use the bus? An exploratory study of older people in Malta.

ATTARD, M., 2015. The impact of global environmental change on transport in Malta. Xjenza Online – Journal of The Malta Chamber of Scientists, 3(2), pp. 141-152.

ATTARD, M. and 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, 3(1), pp. 37-43.

ATTARD, M., VON BROCKDORFF, P. and BEZZINA, F., 2015. The External Costs of Passenger and Commercial Vehicle Use in Malta. Malta: University of Malta - European Commission Representation in Malta.

SCHEMBRI, J.A. and ATTARD, M., 2013. The Foreigner Counts: a spatio-temporal analysis of occupiers, immigrants and expatriates in Malta. Ars & Humanitas: Journal of Arts and Humanities, 7(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, 46, pp. 981-992.

ATTARD, M. and ENOCH, M.P., 2011. The role of policy transfer in the introduction of road pricing in Valletta, Malta. Transport Policy, 8(2), pp. 544-553.

ATTARD, M. and SCHEMBRI, J.A., 2011. Malta: GIS and Geography Teaching in the Context of Educational Reform. In: A.J. MILSON, A. DEMIRCI and J.J. KERSKI, eds, International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools. Springer, .

ATTARD, M. and ENOCH, M., 2011. Policy transfer and the introduction of road pricing in Valletta, Malta.

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

ATTARD, M., 2005. Land Transport Policy in a Small Island State – the Case of Malta. Transport Policy, 12(1), pp. 23.

ATTARD, M. and HALL, D., 2004. Transition for EU Accession: The Case of Malta's Restructuring Tourism and Transport Sectors. In: D. HALL, ed, Tourism and Transition. CABI International, .

ATTARD, M. and HALL, D., 2003. Public transport modernisation and adjustment to EU accession requirements: the case of Malta’s buses.

  • ATS5502 - The Geography of the Mediterranean
  • ATS5511 - Sexuality, Gender and the Body in the Mediterranean
  • BIO3090 - Environmental Applications, Informatics and Management
  • DOC6027 - Getting Published: The Journal Article (Humanities, Education and Law)
  • GEO1009 - Culture and Society
  • GEO2035 - Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO3010 - Environment and Resources: Issues and Management
  • GEO3027 - Transport Geography
  • GEO3085 - The Human Geography of the Maltese Islands
  • IMS5025 - Space, Place and Tradition
  • ISD5102 - Principles of Sustainability