Architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc to lead PA conference

The second edition of the Malta Architecture and Spatial Planning Conference is being organised by the Planning Authority on Thursday 4th October and will be led by keynote speaker Brazilian-French Architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc .

Key experts will debate the big issues related to the challenges that are affecting land use in Malta, reflecting the theme for this year’s conference, ‘Planning for liveable places’, while maintaining the right social, economic and environmental conditions.

Architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc will speak about how she manages to combine the requirements of the social, urban and ecological aspects within her projects. Her work, including the Musée de la Romanité in Nîmes is characterized by innovative flexibility, architectural layouts designed to foster sociability on the scales of both the building and the city, giving much importance to the total spatial interconnections.

The Authority has invited a line up of foreign and local experts to address the conference including Dr. Mary Keeling (IBM), Stephen Hilton (Bristol Futures GlobaL), Jerome Frost (ARUP), Mark Atherton (Greater Manchester Combined Authority), and John Acres (Royal Town Planning Institute – UK) among others.

The conference which will be held at the Dolmen Hotel in St. Paul’s Bay will also serve as a forum for networking and idea-generation. Reservations can be made through the Authority’s online portal All proceeds from the conference will go towards the Malta Autism Centre.