280.775 Introduction to Urban 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.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the history of ideas of the city and the effects of mission statements for urban planning on the morphology and structure of cities and urban environments; read and recognize functional and spatial building blocks of the urban fabric and use of space; describe the development of planning tools and identify both hard and soft tools used for spatial planning tasks and problems. Students will develop an awareness of, and sensitivity for, the basic principles and tools of local spatial planning and will thus have a basic knowledge of local spatial planning at their disposal.

Subject of course

Urban and spatial planning have changed considerably over the past few decades in terms of both their tools and their purposes and fields of action. Today, the focus is on developing and shaping the existing fabric rather than on rebuilding cities and fundamentally changing their structures. Spatial planning needs to contribute to the long-term preservation of existing urban structures and help make them fit for the future. In order to do that it is necessary to understand the forces and factors at work in a city and to manage and control them with the help of effective tools. Proactive planning, therefore, requires knowledge, expertise and a sense of responsibility on the part of the planners. This series of lectures is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills with regard to the perception, utilization and transformation of cities and urban spaces.

Teaching methods

Lectures on the subject and discussion of practical examples

Mode of examination




Course dates

Mon11:00 - 13:0010.10.2022 - 23.01.2023Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Introduction to Urban Planning - Single appointments
Mon10.10.202211:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon17.10.202211:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon24.10.202211:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon31.10.202211:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon07.11.202211:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon14.11.202211:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon21.11.202211:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon28.11.202211:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon05.12.202211:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon12.12.202211:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon19.12.202211:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon09.01.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon16.01.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Mon23.01.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Vorlesungseinheit

Examination modalities

written exam

je nach Corona-Situation in Präsenz oder online. Im Falle einer Online-Prüfung wird den, zur Prüfung angemeldeten Studierenden, der Zoom-Link am Tag vor der Prüfung per mail zugesandt.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue10:00 - 12:0020.02.2024 Online-Prüfiung. Zoom-Link wird am Tag vor der Prüfung per mail ausgesendet.written23.01.2024 08:00 - 18.02.2024 23:59TISSGSP W 2023
Tue09:00 - 11:0023.04.2024 Online-Prüfiung. Zoom-Link wird am Tag vor der Prüfung per mail ausgesendet.written26.03.2024 07:00 - 21.04.2024 23:59TISSGSP W 2023
Tue09:00 - 11:0011.06.2024 Online-Prüfiung. Zoom-Link wird am Tag vor der Prüfung per mail ausgesendet.written14.05.2024 08:00 - 09.06.2024 23:59TISSGSP W 2023

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2022 10:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 240 Spatial Planning Mandatory1. Semester


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