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We have been involved in consultancy and bids on a national and international scale in collaboration with highly renowned academic and professional organisations:


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EU Programme Docks the Future 2018

To EU and AIVP

Advisory to the EU-Programme Docks the Future at its kick-off phase as part of a group of experts of the Worldwide Network of Port Cities AIVP Dr Alkhani participated in a workshop in Portugal to contribute ideas about supporting sustainable European coastal areas. 
This comprehensive project aimed to define the Port of the Future 2030 to face challenges related to the port-city interface and sustainability, simplifying and digitalising processes, emission reduction, energy transition, cross-border interests and much more.


Riyadh, King Fahd Road - Photograph Ammar Shaker


Operation of the Covenant of Mayors Office (COMO) - Support services. Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and IUC Programme.

Call for Tenders, European Commission, 2016

Client: European Commission as part of the GOPA Consortium


Riyadh, King Fahd Road - Photograph Ammar Shaker


EU Observatory of Energy Poverty -  Call for Tenders, 2016

Under the Pilot Project "Energy Poverty – Assessment of the Impact of the Crisis and Review of Existing and Possible New Measures in the Member States"

Client: European Commission


The bid was prepared as part of GOPA Consortium's bid to the European Commission.

The goal was to increase the understanding of energy poverty and effective and cost-efficient ways to tackle it. There is a need for a platform to provide accurate statistics and analysis of the level of energy poverty and exchange good practices and research. The European Economic and Social Committee argued in favour of a European energy poverty observatory that could "determine common European indices and indicators which would serve as parameters for the Member States in defining energy poverty so that their national characteristics are considered".


Riyadh, King Fahd Road - Photograph Ammar Shaker

King Fahd Road - Photo by Ammar Shaker

Saudi Arabia

Strengthening City Knowledge for Sustainable Urban Development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

- Call for Proposals, 2016

Client: Arab Urban Development Institute, commissioned by UN-Habitat, Ministry of Urban and Rural Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Bid prepared by Platforms, University of Westminster, and Professor Patrick Wakely. The goal was to support KSA in building a knowledge base on the state of cities, sustainable development and prosperity, and establishing the urban and national observatories as a background for planning reforms in the Kingdom. The work includes capacity building of Saudi cities, preparation of Prosperity Reports for selected cities, including, among others, Riyadh and awareness building regarding sustainable urbanisation and planning approaches.


Completed Proposal approved by the UN-Habitat office. Project postponed.


Dariyah Riyadh, Google maps

Deriyah, Riyadh - Google Maps

Saudi Arabia

Support to Urban Planning Reforms in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Urban Design Reforms, 2015


Client: UN-Habitat and Future Saudi Cities Program, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Call for Proposals


Proposal prepared by Platforms, University of Westminster, Professor Patrick Wakely, Barton Willmore Consultancy and Arab Urban Development Institute. The goal is to support KSA in building a national-level sustainable urban development policy with a holistic approach guiding sustainable development in environmental, social, economic and cultural terms. The policy reform aimed at enabling better coordination between public and private stakeholders and paving the way towards civil society participation and more awareness.

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