Publications and conferences
Here you can see some of Roudaina Al Khani's earlier publications, lectures and papers before she founded Platforms. You can also download a more extensive list of publications, including reports, public presentations and lectures, books and contribution to exhibitions.
Sustainable Urban Development in the International Context - Planning Strategies, Planning Partners and Planning Tools
May 2008, Damascus
Key lecture in the GTZ-UDP Urban Development Programme's Programming Workshop on Sustainable Urban Development
Integration of Culture in Local Development
Chair of the Spatial Planning and Local Development Session. Danish Institute in Damascus.
First Arab International Conference on Sustainable Development in Syrian Cities
September 28-29 2009, Damascus
Co-scientific coordinator and moderator of the conference. Conference arranged by the Program of Sustainable Urban Development , (Syrian Ministry of Local Administration & German Technical Cooperation with contribution from the Arab Urban Development Institute.
'Havnens Liv er Byens Liv', the life of the port is the life of the city, in the news paper Berlingske Tidene
September 28-29 2009, Denmark
Press interview with Roudaina Al Khani by the news paper Berlingske Tidene about her visions for the development of the port areas in Copenhagen and her PhD work. Roudaina emphasises the importance of holistic planning looking at the future benefits of these ares to their neighbourhoods and to the city in broad terms.
Redevelopment and Urban Revitalization in the Changing Industrial Port City. The factors, aspects and values involved in the regeneration and planning of harborfront spaces.
Ph.D. Thesis in 2 volumes, 1300 pages.
School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Copenhagen, Denmark.
During her work on this research, Dr. Roudaina Al Khani held a series of lectures in the Danish cities and internationally communicating different sides of the findings, including: Reterritorialisation processess of port cities, sustainable development in environmental, social and economic terms, the new opportunities offered and challenges facing local authorities as well as the adaptation of the port city cultural heritage, investments along these corridors and development partnerships.
In the following link you can read a summary of the dissertation, its contents and chapters.
The Role of the Port Patrimony in the Revalorization of Urban Space: its potentials, interpretations and evolution of harbor-front strategies. The case of Copenhagen
12 - 13 June 2003, Lorient/France
Paper & Lecture: international conference: Know How to Manage Port-City Heritage. International Association Cities and Ports, French Ministry of Culture and Lorient City.
Why is it necessary with an overall plan for the Copenhagen harbor-front?
1998 Copenhagen, Denmark
Key article in HOVEDSTADEN (magasine of the Associatoin for the Beautification of the Danish Capital). No. 2 1998. At the occasion of a top-level panel debate on the future of the Copenhagen harbour on 5 September 1998.
Assessing Harbor-Front Redevelopment and Strategies in
Terms of their Contribution to Sustainable Development and Challenges Confronted. The case of Copenhagen.
October 2004, France
Published by International Association Cities and Ports, Le Havre, France.