280.578 Focus: Law concerning Spatial Planning - Planning in China
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, SE, 2.0h, 4.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: SE Seminar

Aim of course

After completing the course, the students have knowledge of the Chinese planning system, current challenges of spatial planning in China as well as knowledge of current planning projects.

The lectures will be held by Prof. Jian ZHUO from CAUP at Tongji University, Shanghai. 

The lecture is intended for master students as well as advanced bachelor students.

The lecture will be given in English.

Subject of course

  • L1 - Introduction: Time-line & general evolution of urban planning in China

    • The planning thinking in Chinese ancient cities
    • Appearance of modern urban planning in China (Education, research, Practices)
    • The reform of land property and emerging real estate market
    • The EXPO 2010 and “New Urbanization”

    L2 - City, urban & urbanization in China

    • The local administration system
    • The definition of city
    • The urbanization and its consequences
    • Revitalization of rural spaces

    L3 - The urban planning system in China

    • The laws and regulations
    • The planning documents
    • The authorities and their responsibilities
    • The professional qualification system

    L4 - The planning processes and methodology

    • Comprehensive planning
    • Zoning
    • Urban design
    • Public participation

    L5 - The development trends of urban planning

    • The institutional reforms of central government
    • Changing scale: the national strategies and regional planning
    • Integration of different plans
    • Smart city and AI city

Additional information

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



Course dates

Mon13:30 - 16:0005.11.2018Seminarraum 268/1 Kick-Off, Input 1
Tue13:00 - 16:0006.11.2018Seminarraum 268/3 Input 2
Wed13:00 - 15:0007.11.2018Seminarraum 268/1 Input 3
Wed15:30 - 18:0007.11.2018Seminarraum 268/1 Input 4
Thu10:00 - 12:3008.11.2018Seminarraum 268/1 Input 5
Wed09:30 - 11:0005.12.2018Seminarraum 3/4 Presentation
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • Presence
  • Active participation
  • Essay

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
10.09.2018 12:00 17.10.2018 12:00 19.10.2018 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning


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