260.346 Ungeplante Stadtentwicklung
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 2.0h, 2.5EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify the causes and framework conditions of informal urban development processes. They have the competence to explain complex actor structures and interests in informal urban development processes. The students are also able to explain differences to formally planned urban development processes.

Subject of course

Central themes of the course are informal urbanisation processes and their consequences for urban dwellers, especially in economically disadvantaged urban neighbourhoods in countries of the global South. The dynamics of these processes are in obvious contrast to the claim to influence urban development through planning and project management. Urban growth continues unabated, urban development takes place - planned, unplanned or planned in "another" way.
The change from a rural to an urban society, aspects of (internal) migration, the emergence of an informal sector and the resulting consequences for urban development up to the formation of mega-cities and informal settlement areas are under discussion. The regional focus is on the Latin American region.



The course is held in blocks: 6 lecture dates with a subsequent interactive block as teamwork (attendance required).

Timing: Wednesday 14.00 to 17.30, project room 5

Start: Wed 16. October 2019 14.00 o'clock

Teaching methods

- Discussion of case studies and good-practice examples through presentations and subsequent group work during lectures
- Specific literature recommendations for reading the individual case studies

Mode of examination


Additional information

Programm und Timing 

jeweils Mittwoch 14.00 bis 17.30 Uhr  

Ort:      • Projekltraum 5


Mi 16. Okt 2019  Projektraum 5

• Porträts zur informellen Stadtentwicklung

Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro; Asentamiento Humano Alex Rafael Chacón, Lima, Villa 31, Buenos Aires sowie La Candelaria, Managua.

• Teamwork interaktiv


Mi 30. Okt. Projektraum 5

• Zwischen Planung und spontanem Wachstum.

Rahmenbedingungen der Stadtentwicklung im globalen Kontext.

• Teamwork interaktiv


Mi 6. Nov.  Projektraum 5

• Das Phänomen der informellen Stadtentwicklung.

Kurzgeschichten aus Forschung und Entwurfspraxis.

• Teamwork interaktiv






Mi 13. Nov.  Projektraum 5

• Marginalquartier, Slum, Invasionsbezirk, Favela.

Rahmenbedingungen und Entwicklungsperspektiven zum Lebensraum der Informellen Stadt.

• Teamwork interaktiv


Mi 20. Nov. Projektraum 5

• Villa El Salvador, Lima. Von der Landbesetzung zum Stadtquartier 

Dokumentarfilm: Villa El Salvador: A desert dream,Adobe Productions, 1989

• Teamwork interaktiv


Mi 27. Nov. Projektraum 5

• Informelle Ökonomie im urbanen Raum:Der öffentliche Raum als Arbeitsplatz.

• Teamwork interaktiv


Mi 4. Dez. 2019 Projektraum 5

„Research zur Informellen Stadt“(Projektbesprechung)


Mi 11. Dez. 2019  Sem 8

„Research zur Informellen Stadt“(Projektbesprechung)


Mi 19. Dez. 2019  Projektraum 5

Schlusspräsentation:„Research zur Informellen Stadt“

Abschluss der Lehrveranstaltung



Course dates

Wed09:00 - 12:3006.11.2019 - 11.12.2019Projektraum 8 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Ungeplante Stadtentwicklung
Wed09:00 - 12:3008.01.2020 - 15.01.2020Seminarraum 8 Ungeplante Stadtentwicklung
Tue09:00 - 19:0021.01.2020Seminarraum 202 Ungeplante Stadtentwicklung
Ungeplante Stadtentwicklung - Single appointments
Wed08.01.202009:00 - 12:30Seminarraum 8 Ungeplante Stadtentwicklung
Wed15.01.202009:00 - 12:30Seminarraum 8 Ungeplante Stadtentwicklung

Examination modalities

The performance evaluation is carried out by evaluating a case study (exercise part: "Research on the Informal City" in the context of a poster presentation).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.10.2019 00:00 22.11.2019 23:59



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of urban development processes and their framework conditions