THE SOUTH EAST REGION - REGJUN XLOKK: May 10, 2019
The South East Region: Core of a Nation State
Written by Dr Malcolm Borg: Photography Rene Rossignaud
LAUNCH VENUE: The American University of Malta
The book was launched with Chev. Paul Farrugia President of the South East Region; The President of the AUM Dr Lewis Walker; Dr Hon. Silvio Parnis and Ms Michelle Muscat Chairperson of Marigold Foundation Malta.
The book has been produced after compiling the South East Regional Committee’s (SERC) commitment and process map presented to the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITR-AP). SERC as signatory to the UNESCO Historic Urban Landscape Recommendation is committed to understanding and promoting the region’s landscape in all its aspects. The multi-layered and complex landscape of the Reġjun Xlokk is better understood through a more integrated approach and is being delivered here through the combination of aspects taken from “Character Appraisal” and “Landscape Assessment” tools. This is fully expressed in the preliminary Significance Statement for the SERC HUL presented through a 12-element framework.
\The book also highlights the principles of SERC and the citizens it represents. SERC became signatory to UNGCP in 2013 with a committment to apply the 10 Principles. This study also integrates indicator-based assessents related to UNGCP that is; Circles of Sustainability implemented in 2013-14 and Scan City which is the current periodic form of monitoring which is tied to the Certificate of Engagement (COE) for UNGCP (2018). It presents the priority and flagship projects based on the SDGs. The book also delineates (through a full assessment) how the region is developing. The President Paul Farrugia presented the book to Ms Michelle Muscat Chairperson for the Marigold Foundation. He announced that all funds from the book sales will be donated to the Foundation (http://marigold.org.mt).
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