280.087 Introduction to Urban Planning
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 history of ideas of the city and the effects of mission statements for urban planning on the morphology and structure of cities and urban environments; read and recognize functional and spatial building blocks of the urban fabric and use of space; describe the development of planning tools and identify both hard and soft tools used for spatial planning tasks and problems. Students will develop an awareness of, and sensitivity for, the basic principles and tools of local spatial planning and will thus have a basic knowledge of local spatial planning at their disposal.

Subject of course

Urban and spatial planning have changed considerably over the past few decades in terms of both their tools and their purposes and fields of action. Today, the focus is on developing and shaping the existing fabric rather than on rebuilding cities and fundamentally changing their structures. Spatial planning needs to contribute to the long-term preservation of existing urban structures and help make them fit for the future. In order to do that it is necessary to understand the forces and factors at work in a city and to manage and control them with the help of effective tools. Proactive planning, therefore, requires knowledge, expertise and a sense of responsibility on the part of the planners. This series of lectures is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills with regard to the perception, utilization and transformation of cities and urban spaces.

Teaching methods

Lectures on the subject and discussion of practical examples

Mode of examination


Additional information

Änderungen in der LVA aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie (Stand 27.4.2020): 

Die nächste schriftliche Prüfung findet am 26. Mai 2020 online über TUWEL statt (siehe unter Prüfungstermine). Der Prüfungsstoff umfassst die Vorlesungsinhalte 2019W, alle Lernunterlagen dazu finden Sie auf TUWEL. Weitere Informationen zur Abhaltung der Prüfung sowie die Möglichkeit zur Prüfungsanmeldung finden Sie auf TISS ab 12.5.2020.

Präsenz-Prüfungen können (zumindest) bis Ende Mai 2020 nicht stattfinden. Sobald die Möglichkeit besteht, werden wir für die "Grundlagen der Stadtplanung" ausreichend Prüfungstermine anbieten, an welchen jeweils eine kleinere Anzahl Studierender teilnehmen kann.

Bei Fragen stehe ich gerne zur Verfügung: emanuela.semlitsch@tuwien.ac.at.



Course dates

Mon11:00 - 12:3014.10.2019 - 27.01.2020Hörsaal W4 Grundlagen der Stadtplanung
Introduction to Urban Planning - Single appointments
Mon14.10.201911:00 - 12:30Hörsaal W4 Grundlagen der Stadtplanung
Mon21.10.201911:00 - 12:30Hörsaal W4 Grundlagen der Stadtplanung
Mon28.10.201911:00 - 12:30Hörsaal W4 Grundlagen der Stadtplanung
Mon04.11.201911:00 - 12:30Hörsaal W4 Grundlagen der Stadtplanung
Mon11.11.201911:00 - 12:30Hörsaal W4 Grundlagen der Stadtplanung
Mon18.11.201911:00 - 12:30Hörsaal W4 Grundlagen der Stadtplanung
Mon25.11.201911:00 - 12:30Hörsaal W4 Grundlagen der Stadtplanung
Mon02.12.201911:00 - 12:30Hörsaal W4 Grundlagen der Stadtplanung
Mon09.12.201911:00 - 12:30Hörsaal W4 Grundlagen der Stadtplanung
Mon16.12.201911:00 - 12:30Hörsaal W4 Grundlagen der Stadtplanung
Mon13.01.202011:00 - 12:30Hörsaal W4 Grundlagen der Stadtplanung
Mon20.01.202011:00 - 12:30Hörsaal W4 Grundlagen der Stadtplanung
Mon27.01.202011:00 - 12:30Hörsaal W4 Grundlagen der Stadtplanung

Examination modalities

Written examination

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.10.2019 15:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 240 Spatial Planning 1. Semester


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Previous knowledge