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280.078 Introduction to Regional Economy
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, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

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

  • understand the Basics of regional science
  • dicuss the importance of planning for land use decision 
  • explain land use decision in agrarian, industrial and service sector
  • discuss importance of land rent, costs of transportation, accessability and of agglomeration effects
  • describe the role of planning in terms of locational factors and quality of locations
  • identfy, evaluate the importance and impact of technological progress land use structure 
  • describe models of urban structure and selected driving forces of urban development 
  • explain the influence of infrastructure/accessibility and land use regulations on sociospatial structures
  • discuss the basic components of regional development: mobility, demographic development
  • evaluate relevance of spatial planning for selected questions

Subject of course

understanding of regional science; terminology; allocation of activities and land use; meaning of land rent, transportation costs, accessibility and agglomeration effects; area bounded factors and quality of location; urban structure and first models of development; factor mobility and regional  structure;  importance of planning interventions:

Teaching methods

course lecture and discussion of important recent trends

Mode of examination


Additional information


The course starts earlier in the morning, already at 8:45 a.m.!!!




Course dates

Tue09:00 - 11:0008.10.2019 - 22.10.2019Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue08:45 - 11:0029.10.2019Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue08:45 - 11:0005.11.2019Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue08:45 - 11:0012.11.2019Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue08:45 - 11:0007.01.2020Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue08:45 - 11:0014.01.2020Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue08:45 - 11:0021.01.2020Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue08:45 - 11:0028.01.2020Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Introduction to Regional Economy - Single appointments
Tue08.10.201909:00 - 11:00Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue15.10.201909:00 - 11:00Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue22.10.201909:00 - 11:00Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue29.10.201908:45 - 11:00Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue05.11.201908:45 - 11:00Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue12.11.201908:45 - 11:00Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue07.01.202008:45 - 11:00Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue14.01.202008:45 - 11:00Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue21.01.202008:45 - 11:00Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung
Tue28.01.202008:45 - 11:00Hörsaal W4 Vorlesung

Examination modalities

written examen with 2 to 3 questions with regrad  to 5 topics. All questions of 4 selected topics must be answered.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 240 Spatial Planning 1. Semester


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