280.736 Social Infrastructure – Research and 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.

2021S, VO, 3.0h, 6.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to critically discuss various research fields of Social Infrastructure from a legal, spatial planning, sociological and economic perspective.

Subject of course

The Ringvorlesung will start with an introductory block where students will learn about Social Infrastructure from different perspectives (legal, spatial planning, sociological,  and economic). After this, renown researchers from the TU and other Universities will present evidence on their field of expertise in SI such as health, education, housing, public spaces, and migration. Questions such as "Where is the optimal location for a hospital?", "What infrastructure is need for our daily lifes?", "Which institutions are needed for reception and integration of refugees?" etc. will be discussed. 

Teaching methods

This course is a "Ringvorlesung", which means that the topic of Social Infrastructure will be covered by various presenters of different research fields. Each lecture will be designed as interactive as possible given the virtual (synchronous) format of the course. For example, there will be discussions of presenten case studies, relevant theories and empirical studies. If need be, the students will be requested to engage with relevant (scientific) literature prior to the lecture.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Thu13:00 - 14:0018.03.2021 (LIVE)Introduction
Wed10:30 - 15:0014.04.2021 (LIVE)Introductory block I + II
Thu10:30 - 15:0015.04.2021 (LIVE)Introductory block III + IV
Wed10:30 - 15:0021.04.2021 - 05.05.2021 (LIVE)Special topics
Thu10:30 - 15:0022.04.2021 - 06.05.2021 (LIVE)Special topics
Social Infrastructure – Research and Planning - Single appointments
Thu18.03.202113:00 - 14:00 Introduction
Wed14.04.202110:30 - 15:00 Introductory block I + II
Thu15.04.202110:30 - 15:00 Introductory block III + IV
Wed21.04.202110:30 - 15:00 Special topics
Thu22.04.202110:30 - 15:00 Special topics
Wed28.04.202110:30 - 15:00 Special topics
Thu29.04.202110:30 - 15:00 Special topics
Wed05.05.202110:30 - 15:00 Special topics
Thu06.05.202110:30 - 15:00 Special topics
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Written exam (MCQ) at the end of the course.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2021 12:00 07.03.2021 23:59 14.03.2021 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified


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