NABIL AL-KINANI
URBANIST & BUILT ENVIRONMENT PROFESSIONAL


CURRICULUM VITAE



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Dec 2021 - To date
Assistant Development Manager, Lendlease Development Europe Ltd.

Managing the design development and planning deliverable production of the Euston Over-Station Development masterplan. Lendlease Development Europe Ltd. had acted as the Masterplan Development Partner to the Department for Transport on the Euston Over-Station Development Masterplan, where my role was centred on orchestrating a holistic development strategy that aligns with the overarching goals of the Development objectives, Euston Area Plan, emphasising a cohesive site-wide vision that adheres to both political and planning policy directives.

Assisting in RIBA Stages 0, 1, and 2 delivery in accordance with an agreed project framework approach, ensuring compliance with quality, safety and sustainability standards and to achieve required commercial and placemaking outcomes. Specific workstreams includes managing the masterplan design code development, as well as strategy for arts & culture, landscape & public realm, accessibility & mobility, sustainability,
meanwhile use, town & country planning, and housing.



From May 2024, I was transfered to the Place Assets team where the role  consults and advises across all masterplans in Lendlease’s portfolio (Stratford Cross, Elephant Park, Silvertown, Thamesmead, and Euston).
The role responsibilities include masterplan reviews, which includes the evaluation of the overall design, configuration, and scale of masterplan assets in alignment with the project's goals, market demand, and place-making objectives - assisting across all RIBA Stages. As well as street-level design reviews, which includes assessments of the design's impact on the wider estate, promoting optimisation, human-scale units, and cohesion with the surrounding area, while encouraging public interaction.
Dec 2018 - May 2021
Assistant Project Manager, Quintain Estates Ltd.

Providing project management support and strategy development for delivering community outreach, skills and employment programmes, educational engagement initiatives, diversity and inclusion strategies, social value strategies (covering social, environmental, and economic impacts), and volunteering programmes at Wembley Park. This work is aligned with agreed milestones and deliverables, and adheres to quality, safety, and sustainability standards. Key responsibilities include overseeing, monitoring, and managing project and programme activities, conducting analyses and reviews of technical plans, corporate processes & procedures, and contributing to the completion and delivery of various projects at Wembley Park. Additionally, working across RIBA Stages 5, 6, and 7, the role encompasses project management, contract tendering, review of Section 106 agreements, and delivering and discharging of planning requirements across the Wembley Park estate.

Sept 2018 - Dec 2018
Communications & Engagement Intern, George the Poet Ltd.

Three-month internship performing various activities - such as liaison with not-for-profit stakeholders, media outlets, and advocates - to contribute to the success of George the Poets podcast series; “Have You Heard George’s Podcast?”.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

15 September 2022
MHFA England: Mental Health First Aid

24 June 2021
St. John Ambulance: First Aid at Work 

24 June 2020
Association for Project Management: Project Management Qualification (Pass)

28 February 2020
Association for Project Management: Project Fundamentals Qualification (Pass)



ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

Jan 2022 - Dec 2023
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
Master of Arts in Cities (Distinction)

Sept 2014 - Jun 2018
Queen Mary, University of London
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences (Upper Second Class with Honours)

Sept 2013 - Jun 2014
Kingsbury High School, Sixth Form College
2x GCE Advanced Level (A, B)

Sept 2011 - Jun 2013
St. Dominic’s Sixth Form College
3x GCE Advanced Levels (B, B, B)
2x GCE Advanced Subsidiaries (A, A, B, B)
1x Extended Project Qualification (B)
NOCN Level 1 Award in General Religious Education


Sept 2005 - Jun 2011Capital City Academy
9x General Certificates of Secondary Education (A, A, A, A, A, A, A, A, A, B, C, C)
1x BTEC National award (Merit)




TECHNICAL SKILLS

Adobe InDesign
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Fresco
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Illustrator
QGIS
Microsoft Office Word
Microsoft Office Powerpoint
Microsoft Office Excel


OTHER SKILLS

Fluent in Written/Oral Arabic
Creative & Journalistic Writing
Project Management
Urban Design Strategy Development
Masterplan Design Development
Urban Design & Planning Strategy Production
Commercial Appraisal Production
Urban Research & Spatial Analysis
Geographical Data Analysis

AREAS OF INTEREST

Narratives & Storytelling
Urbanism
Spatial Politics
Migration & Plural Identities
Philosophy of Cities
Decolonial Approaches to City-Making
Equitable Urban Development
Urban Development Lexicons

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ABOUTBy day, Nabil Al-Kinani is a built-environment professional with a keen interest in urbanism, placemaking, sustainable development and place vision. By night, he is a writer and cultural producer that uses creative practice to deliver changemaking projects that draw focus on the relationship between spaces and stories. Other strands of his work includes the exploration of spatial politics, identity, culture and migration.