280.225 Integrated regional development in less developed countries: theory and practice
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VU, 2.5h, 3.5EC


  • Semester hours: 2.5
  • Credits: 3.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

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

.... discuss the potentials and limits of integrated regional development within the current setting of international development cooperation
.... name and understand basic planning and monitoring techniques

Subject of course

The lecture will provide the broader context of grand development theories and an overview about the institutional landscape, facts & figures and key topics in international cooperation. The potentials and limits of regional development activities in the Global South will be presented by using contemporary project examples from Africa.

Methodologies and tools of project planning and monitoring such as Project Cycle Management/Logframe Approach/Management of Cooperation will be presented and practiced.

An interactive role play simulating a participatory planning situation in Ethiopia will reveal the impact of cultural settings and the conflict of interest in participatory planning.

Actual development projects in east Africa as well as contemporary topics like resilience, migration and climate change will be presented and discussed


Teaching methods

Presentation, Discusion, Group Work, Role Play, Written Asignment, Oral Exam

Mode of examination


Additional information

This LV is part of the modul 30 "Integrated Regional Development in Developing Countries"

all lectures of modul 30 are provided in english language



Course dates

Wed09:00 - 11:0004.03.2020 Seminar room 268/1 ("Alte WU" Augasse 2-6/Area A/ 2nd floor, 1090 Vienna)280.017: International urban- and regional development - Kick-Off

Examination modalities

Presentation, Discussion, Group Work, Role Play, Written Assignment, Oral Exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
28.02.2020 12:00 15.04.2020 12:00 15.04.2020 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


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