Since the lockdown, we have been experiencing a significant change in how we use our cities and the public realm. Here in the UK, our spaces have become more human with fewer cars, more cycling in the cityscape, and cleaner air. In the past few weeks, we have practical...

April 29, 2020

Dr. Roudaina is very pleased to inform her business partners, university colleagues and community that she has been approved by UN-Habitat today as a P4CA Affiliate. She is committed to implement the SDGs and deliver climate action through responsible urban, regional a...

November 22, 2019

Dr. Roudaina was very pleased to be invited last week on the 11th - 13th of November by the Royal Commission in Riyadh to participate in Riyadh Sustainable City Symposium and the subsequent expert workshop where she gave opinion on, and shared views with the Royal Comm...

October 18, 2019

How can our planning contribute to more inclusive cities?

"Inclusiveness in cities and urban areas is promoted when all city inhabitants enjoy their rights, have access to improved services in inclusive built environments and public spaces, and participate in social, ec...

September 15, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Roudaina on her promotion to Senior Lecturer at University of Westminster and on her appointment as a Co-Course Leader of the BA Designing Cities Course. Dr. Roudaina says she looks forward to working with the students this year and to supporting...

May 10, 2019

How to build sustainable ecocities that benefit from smart technologies?

Dr. Roudaina Al Khani moderated last week a new thinking panel at the Smart to Future Cities Conference, which took place on the 10th -11th April in London leading an interesting debate with the pa...

March 31, 2019

Dr. Roudaina was happy to be generously invited on the 24th March - 26th March by Makkah Region/KSA to chair a panel in Makkah Region Economic Forum on strengthening connectivity, hard infrastructure and smart logistics to support economic growth and regional developme...

December 28, 2018

"The development of intelligent 'smart" systems benefiting our society, cities and regions require decision-makers able to set priorities wisely, see the value of aligning the interests of individuals and businesses, and bridge gaps between people and between spaces. I...

December 28, 2018

Dr. Roudaina was very pleased to be invited to Toulouse last Wednesday 12 December as an international keynote talking about Designing Smartly for the Future at Forum Smart City Toulouse.

It was a great forum with very insightful and powerful talks from Mrs. Corrine Lep...

November 3, 2018

Roudaina Al Khani was very pleased to be invited to Portugal on 29-30 October as an expert guest of AIVP - The Worldwide Network of Port Cities to contribute ideas in the kick-off workshop of the European Union programme @DocksTheFuture 2030.

Roudaina Al Khani was very...

June 23, 2018

While the international discourse mostly focusses on the 'Reconstruction of Syria' in physical terms, and many of the large construction companies look forward to a big turnover from building projects in this exhausted country, 'healing' should be the core of all inter...

June 3, 2018

Our Director of Architecture Nouha has just completed her Masters of Architecture at the University of Westminster!

In her final project Syria: Healing Landscapes, Nouha explores how to generate a movement for rebuilding Syria by healing and activating its landscapes. T...

March 18, 2018

Roudaina is very happy to work with the enthusiastic students of the Integrated Neighbourhoods Studio at University of Westminster on plans for an important London area between Euston Station and Regent's Park. It is an interesting hybrid area, originally part of archi...

January 30, 2018

We in Platforms are delighted to share that the Sustainable Cities Lab for Saudi women architects and planners, held at the University of Westminster has been successfully concluded. The Lab gathered a group of leading Saudi and British academics and consultants to sha...

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