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Author of controversial DC15 says planning policy misinterpreted

A controversial DC15 planning policy document is routinely misinterpreted to favour decisions that intensify development, its author has said. The Development Control Design Policy, Guidance and Standards, better known as DC15, ...
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A central mezzanine and restructured volumes lend a dramatic air to this Mellieha summer apartment

Presented with a brief to transform a seafront apartment into a tranquil summer home for the family, the team at Studjurban used the apartment’s seemingly main drawback – its restricted width – ...
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Innovative Zero-Energy Home Wins BIG SEE Architecture 2024 Award

We are delighted to announce that our innovative zero-energy semi-detached dwelling has been awarded the prestigious BIG SEE Architecture 2024 Award in the Residential-Houses category. This unique corner property maximizes ...
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“Planning policies are being rendered useless”

Dr Antoine Zammit, academic and our founder at STUDJURBAN, is a prominent figure in Malta’s urban design planning, having also authored the influential DC15 policy document. In his recent podcast ...
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Public encouraged to reduce use of vehicles in town centres

Five years ago the Local Councils Association kick-started a Slow Streets project, aimed at establishing routes in certain localities through which vehicles are driven at a reduced speed. The intention ...
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Local Councils’ Role ‘Central’ in Development of Shared Transport

STUDJURBAN recently presented its fourth Sustainable Mobility strategy document on Shared Transport on behalf of the Local Councils Association, which champions shared transport for enhanced urban living. "Shared transport is vital ...
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Removal of Mosta Trees Not Part of Studjurban’s Plans

STUDJURBAN refers to the public outcry following the removal of ficus trees from next to Mosta parish church and disassociates itself completely from this decision. In fact, we reiterate that our ...
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‘Better’ Exists And Residents Have A Right To Demand It

Studjurban Presents Walkability and Accessibility Document at Local Council Association’s Resident First Initiative Malta could be doing things much better than it is doing at the moment and citizens and their ...
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Rethinking the value of the Maltese terraced house

Earlier this year, a court decision that revoked a permit for a five-storey block in a row of terraced houses in Santa Luċija had sparked a crucial discussion about the ...
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Housing sector’s ‘severe lack of data’ leading to ‘reactive’ policy decisions

The National Statistics Office’s failure to collect a comprehensive set of data on the housing and development sector has led to “reactive” policies from government agencies and prevents the introduction ...
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