The Valletta 2018 conference Living Cities, Liveable Spaces: Placemaking & Identity opened on Wednesday. With delegates from various countries, including academics, urban practitioners, researchers and artists, the conference will finish on Friday with a free event open to the public.
Valletta 2018 Chairman Jason Micallef and Parliamentary Secretary for Consumer Protection and Valletta 2018 Deo Debattista opened the conference at the Gran Salon at National Museum of Archaeology. They emphasised building on the rich cultural traditions of Valletta to create an event for all.
Photo by Geoffrey Zarb Adami
The conference focuses on the themes of urban development, community engagement and well-being, as well as cultural diplomacy, particularly in light of large-scale activities, such as the European Capital of Culture and other public events. Eve’s team is live-tweeting from the conference at @evemalta, with the conference hashtag, #LCLS.