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280.017 International urban- and regional development

2020S, VU, 10.0h, 12.5EC


  • Semester hours: 10.0
  • Credits: 12.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

1) discuss endogenous and exogenous obstacles of development and tackle problems of urban and regional and environmental development in  countries of the global South scientifically

2) understand interrelations between globalisation and problematic conditions for development

3) define challenges of sustainable urban and regional development and ultimately of the quality of life.

4) assess development policy strategies, measures, instruments and projects of the development co-operation on the part of private, communal, regional, national and international agents (institutions, firms and initiatives from the people) critically

5) enter the occupational fields of the international development co-operation in urban and regional development, in urban and regional planning

Subject of course

1) Discussion and determinants of urban and regional development problems  and disparities of wealth between Northern and Southern hemisphere

2) Development policy aims, strategies, instruments and institutions of local, regional, national and international agents concerning questions on globalisation

3) Description and explanation of the urbanisation processes and their impacts on sustainable development (especially in the larger cities of the global South)

4) DIscussion of the function and morphology of the urbanisation process and of distinct building objects as well as of relevant questions concerning planning at different scale levels

5) Practical challenges, procedural methods and case examples (good practice) of an integrated regional development understanding  

6) Urban and Regional planning in in fast growing urban agglomerations

Teaching methods

Methods of teaching are varying:

- in the Ring-Lecture: understanding discussing of global topics and local problems;

- in both VUs (Practice-Lectures): elaborating and embedding local projects in critical and integrative way;

- in Seminar: structuring and assessing complex development trends ans problems  of urban/regional development

Mode of examination


Additional information

Modul 30: international urban and regional development, includes the following lectures:

280.225 VU Integrated regional development in developing countries - 2.5 h;3.5 ECTS
280.206 VO international Urbanisation - 2.0 h; 2.5 ECTS
260.223 VU Architecture - Construction - Settlements - 1.5 h; 2.0 ECTS
280.277 SE Planning and development in agglomerations - 1.5 h; 2.0 ECTS

appending lecture: study visit in Colombia

Each and every inscription for this module will be automatically accepted in all lectures of this module. Students who wish to attend only single lectures of this module may inscribe directly in TISS with the specific LVA number.

All students of Spatial Planning who are still not registered but interested in participation, should attend the Kick-Off-Meeting.

Modul Kick-Off: Wednesday, 04.03.2020, 09.00, Seminar room 268/1, "Alte WU" Augasse 2-6/Area A/ 2nd floor, 1090 Vienna

All lectures are in English language.





Course dates

Wed09:00 - 11:0004.03.2020Seminarraum 268/1 280.017: International urban- and regional development - Kick-Off

Examination modalities

Ring-Lecture: Written examen

VUs: posters, participation in discussions ororal examen

Seminar: participation in discussion, active presentation and  elaboration of seminar paper

Course registration

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