280.771 Introduction to Regional Science
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

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

  • undertsand basic terms and concepts
  • assess the meaning of spatial planning regarding land use decision
  • explain land use patterns
  • assess the meaning of land rent, transport costs, accessibility and agglomeration effects
  • understand spatial planning as important task for the production of locations and provision of locational quality
  • identify locational systems and and evaluate the meaning of technological progress
  • explain the influence of planning measures on locational quality and socioeconomic processes on the urban/regional level
  • discuss basic driving forces of regional development and the meaning of demographic structures
  • discuss the interplay of interventions and urban/regional planning developmen

Subject of course

In the run of the lecture following topics and questions are presented and discussed

  • basic terms and concepts of Regional Science in a planning context;
  • land use patterns explained through land rent, transport costs, accessibility and agglomeration effects;
  • production of locational quality;
  • models of urban structure and urban development;
  • locational quality as as a pre-condition of land use patterns and socioeconomic strutures;
  • basic terms and concepts of regional demographic development;
  • role and meaning of spatial planning to recent problems of urban/regiona development

Teaching methods

Lecturing of most important technical terms and scientific approaches and models,

study of basic literature resp. presentation of most relevant articles

discussion of new trends in land use development: technological progress, ICT, challenges and interventions of spatial planning

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue09:00 - 11:0011.10.2022 - 24.01.2023Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesung
Tue09:00 - 11:0020.12.2022 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/2417827008?pwd=RGUzNzJoVXVrTklJUmp1WURGTWg3dz09 (LIVE)Vorlesung über Zoom
Fri11:30 - 12:3021.04.2023 SRFPrüfungseinsicht
Introduction to Regional Science - Single appointments
Tue11.10.202209:00 - 11:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesung
Tue18.10.202209:00 - 11:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesung
Tue25.10.202209:00 - 11:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesung
Tue08.11.202209:00 - 11:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesung
Tue22.11.202209:00 - 11:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesung
Tue29.11.202209:00 - 11:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesung
Tue06.12.202209:00 - 11:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesung
Tue13.12.202209:00 - 11:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesung
Tue20.12.202209:00 - 11:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/2417827008?pwd=RGUzNzJoVXVrTklJUmp1WURGTWg3dz09Vorlesung über Zoom
Tue10.01.202309:00 - 11:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesung
Tue17.01.202309:00 - 11:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesung
Tue24.01.202309:00 - 11:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesung
Fri21.04.202311:30 - 12:30 SRFPrüfungseinsicht

Examination modalities

wrtten exam with two parts at each date of exam:

1st part: multiple-choice-questions

2nd part: questions to 3 different topics are defind for open qualitative answers

Depending on the Covid-19 Pandemic, the exam may be organized via TUWEL-platform where all students registered for the exam, have access 

Potential measures for passing the exam correctly:

  • use of programms in order to identfy plagiarism of books or other materials
  • individual oral discussion in order to proof originality of answers

Students need two end devices (i.e., laptop and smartphone) during the exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
23.09.2022 14:00 31.01.2023 23:59 31.01.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 240 Spatial Planning Mandatory1. Semester


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