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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.

Planning for more Inclusive Cities


16 - 19 September 2012, Gothenburg 


Lecture and paper to IFHP 56th World Congress 2012, Inclusive Cities in a Global World 2012. International Federation of Housing and planning. Sweden. In the proceedings pp. 57-63 

Here is a link to the paper: 

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

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Integration of Culture in Local Development


2010, Damascus 


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.

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Redevelopment and Urban Revitalization in the Changing Industrial Port City. The factors, aspects and values involved in the regeneration and planning of harborfront spaces.


February 2007 


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.


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Waterfront Redevelopment and Urban Revitalization in the Changing Industrial Port Cities


17 March 2011, EU


About Roudaina Al Khani's dissertation.

European Urban Knowledge Network EUKN.


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 harbour front


1998 Copenhagen, Denmark


A key article in HOVEDSTADEN magazine of the Association 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. Roudaina Argued for a strategic, holistic approach comprising the harbourfront.

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.


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