280.821 Planning Law
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, UE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

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

- analyse conflicts in land and planning law in their various dimensions; 

- understand legal arguments of the supreme courts; 

- write legally comprehensible and conclusive justifications in planning decisions and

- assess current legal problems in planning measures and evaluate proposals for solutions.


Subject of course

The course is the accompanying exercise for the lectures “Land Law and Spatial Planning Law I und II” and has the subtitle "Spatial planning in court". On the one hand, on the basis of selected findings of the Supreme Courts, typical conflicts in the area of planning law at the municipal and regional level will be discussed. In particular, constitutional problems in planning measures such as aspects of competence law, the principle of equality, the right to property or the principle of legality are considered. On the other hand, current planning law issues, such as urban development contracts or permissible regulations for shopping malls, are discussed. The students prepare themselves for the units by working intensively on the respective findings and share and discuss their considerations in the exercise.

Teaching methods

Students are provided with various decisions of the Supreme Courts (VfGH, VwGH) that are relevant to spatial planning law and which they have to deal with independently on the basis of questions posed as preparation for the exercise units. The findings are than extensively discussed in the exercise units.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Studierende, die sich dieses Semester zu Übung anmelden und schon im WS 2020 angmeldet waren, dort aber keinen Übungsplatz bekommen haben, werden - sollte die studentische Nachfragen über der maximale Teilehmerzahl von 30 liegen - vorgereiht.



Course dates

Wed13:00 - 15:0011.10.2023 - 24.01.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL UE-Einheiten
Planning Law - Single appointments
Wed11.10.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL UE-Einheiten
Wed18.10.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL UE-Einheiten
Wed08.11.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL UE-Einheiten
Wed22.11.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL UE-Einheiten
Wed29.11.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL UE-Einheiten
Wed06.12.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL UE-Einheiten
Wed13.12.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL UE-Einheiten
Wed20.12.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL UE-Einheiten
Wed10.01.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL UE-Einheiten
Wed17.01.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL UE-Einheiten
Wed24.01.202413:00 - 15:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL UE-Einheiten

Examination modalities

The course has an immanent examination character, there is compulsory attendance.

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Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
19.09.2023 10:00 09.10.2023 23:59 09.10.2023 23:59

Registration modalities

Bei einer studentischen Nachfrage über der maximalen Übungskapazität (28 Studierende) richtet sich die Teilnahme an der Übung  nach dem Zeitpunkt der studentischen Anmeldung.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 240 Spatial Planning Not specifiedSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.