280.201 Urban development trends
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, SE, 1.5h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

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

... to understand resilience

... to distinguish vulnerability from adaptive capacity

... to discuss their meaning in front of challenges of climate change

... to assess concepts of resilient urban development critically

.... to elaborate tasks, projects or recommendations of urban planning 

Subject of course


  • resilience, vulnerability, adaptive capacity
  • challenges of climate change
  • complexity in planning resilient urban development 
  • understanding concepts of resilient cities
  • chances and obstacles for strengthening resilient development
  • cruzial  features of critical infrastructures supporting urban development

Teaching methods


active participation at online meetings

independent group work on strategy for reseilient urban development

scientific writing of seminar paper

presentation of seminar paper

Mode of examination


Additional information

seminar meetings: Thursday, 3 pm - 5 pm

guest lectures: Wednesday, 14th of April. 9 am - 11 am: SImin Davoudi, Arlan van Timmeren

March 4th 2021

Session 1 | Kick-Off, introduction

March 11th 2021

March 25th 2021

Session 2 | groups, first literature

Research question, topics

April 14th 2021

April 22nd 2021

April 29th 2021

May 27th 2021

June 18th 2021

July 2nd 2021

guest Lectures: Arjan van Timmeren, Simin Davoudi

WS1: case study discussion

WS2: adaptive capacity and transition

Poster presentation

Workshop: “Re-Designing Development: Resilience in Practice of Cities and Regions” (additional non-obligatory) 

Submission of paper

Following lectures you may combine for one or two conceptual moduls (each 6 ECTS):

280.532 VO Focus-Lecture: Energy, Mobility, Environment: Resilience – understanding, strategies, projects
(2.0 h, 4.0 ECTS)

260.635 VU Fokus: Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung im lokalen bis globalen Kontext: Mapping Analysis and Urban Design Strategies to support Urban Resilience in regional and local context
(1.5 h, 3.0 ECTS)

280.201 SE Trends in urban Development: Resilience
(1.5 h, 3.0 ECTS)

280.753 UE Fokus: Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung im lokalen bis globalen Kontext: Klimaschutz in der räumlichen Entwicklungsplanung 
(1.5 h, 3.0 ECTS)


Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Thu15:00 - 17:0004.03.2021 ZOOM (LIVE)Seminar Kick-Off
Thu15:00 - 17:0011.03.2021 online ZOOM-Event (LIVE)Trends in urban development
Wed15:00 - 17:0014.04.2021 online ZOOM-Event (LIVE)Trends in urban development - guest lectures
Thu15:00 - 17:0022.04.2021 online ZOOM-Event (LIVE)Trends in urban development
Thu15:00 - 17:0029.04.2021 online ZOOM-Event (LIVE)Trends in urban development
Thu15:00 - 17:0027.05.2021 online ZOOM-Event (LIVE)Trends in urban development
Fri08:00 - 12:0002.07.2021 (LIVE)Trends in urban development - Submission of paper

Examination modalities

active participation at online meetings

writing of abstract

witten seminar paper and presentation

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
12.02.2021 10:00 09.03.2021 10:00 16.03.2021 10:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning


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