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.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC
Lecture TubeTUWEL


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Hybrid

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

From now, lectures will only take place in distance mode (via GoToMeeeting). The corresponding links will be announced via TUWEL. All lectures will be recorded so that they can be accessed at a later time.



Course dates

Mon11:00 - 13:0012.10.2020 - 25.01.2021Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon11:00 - 13:0016.11.2020 - 14.12.2020 Online-Vorlesung, Informationen auf TUWEL (LIVE)Vorlesungseinheit
Introduction to Urban Planning - Single appointments
Mon12.10.202011:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon19.10.202011:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon09.11.202011:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon16.11.202011:00 - 13:00 Online-Vorlesung, Informationen auf TUWELVorlesungseinheit
Mon23.11.202011:00 - 13:00 Online-Vorlesung, Informationen auf TUWELVorlesungseinheit
Mon30.11.202011:00 - 13:00 Online-Vorlesung, Informationen auf TUWELVorlesungseinheit
Mon07.12.202011:00 - 13:00 Online-Vorlesung, Informationen auf TUWELVorlesungseinheit
Mon14.12.202011:00 - 13:00 Online-Vorlesung, Informationen auf TUWELVorlesungseinheit
Mon11.01.202111:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon18.01.202111:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon25.01.202111:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit

Examination modalities

Written examination - online via TUWEL and GoToMeeting.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed09:00 - 10:3017.11.2021Seminarraum EBEG-2 written20.10.2021 08:00 - 15.11.2021 23:59TISSGSP W 2020
Wed09:00 - 10:3015.12.2021Seminarraum EBEG-2 written17.11.2021 08:00 - 13.12.2021 23:59TISSGSP W 2020

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2020 15:00

Registration modalities

Für den Zugang zum Hörsaal gilt die Regel, dass die Gruppen A in geraden Wochen und die Gruppe B in ungeraden Wochen anwesend sein darf. Alle übrigen können der Lehrveranstaltung im Distance Learning teilnehmen.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe A - GERADE WOCHEN06.10.2020 12:00
Gruppe B - UNGERADE WOCHEN06.10.2020 12:00
Gruppe C - DISTANCE LEARNING06.10.2020 12:0012.10.2020 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 240 Spatial Planning 1. Semester


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