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...

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...

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...

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...

February 12, 2017

Roudaina was greatly honoured to talk at Voices from Syria event at Queen Mary University of London on the 31st of January as invited by the organisers: the QMBL Syria Solidarity Society, Queen Mary Amnesty International Society Barts STAR, Queen Mary Unicef Society an...

January 4, 2017

Dear colleagues and partners,

Happy New Year 2017!

2016 has been a great year for Platforms with several valuable collaborations around sustainable development with highly esteemed partners in the UK and internationally.

In prolongation with our earlier efforts in 2015, w...

November 9, 2016

We had a very successful and an agenda-setting 15 World Conference on Port Cities in Rotterdam on the 5-7 October. It was great to moderate the two days sessions for Joint Planning Strategies with my colleague from Rotterdam City, Senior Urban Planner Walter de Vries....

August 7, 2016

Roudaina held her lecture titled 'Recent UN and EU Sustainable Development Policies (Post 2015): What Challenges for City Planning and Governance' at the conference Europe at a Cross-roads arranged in London by the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) 2...

August 4, 2016

Roudaina held a lecture at the University of Cambridge, Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment - Masters Programme discussing contexts and strategies for the redevelopment of harbour areas with the four North European cities Copenhagen, Oslo, Gothenburg and...

April 19, 2016

We are extremely delighted to announce the event Inspired by Syria, which will take place on the 19th of April at Rich Mix - London.

Inspired by Syria is an evening of stories and live music, inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Syria's life and music.


Featuring Dr...

April 2, 2016

Roudaina Al Khani has the pleasure to be appointed Rapporteur for the 15th World Conference Cities and Ports, Member of its Selection Committee and a Chair of its track on innovation in planning for joined port and city development.

In this session the participants will...

February 5, 2016

Recent planning debate and international and national development programmes have focused on Sustainability, Smartness and Resilience as separate targets and approaches. In popular culture and sometimes in practice, understanding of these notions has been even more red...

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