280.837 Law relevant for 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.

2023W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to name the areas of law relevant for spatial planning and to describe the framework for spatial planning set by these areas of law. They have discussed legal issues from these legal areas that may arise in the course of spatial planning processes. They know the current need for legal policy action in the respective areas and can enter into a corresponding discourse. They possess the appropriate legal tools to be able to correctly locate the legal issues and to be able to discuss them with legal experts. 

Subject of course

Besides a repetition of the spatial planning law as such (which is taught in an own course in detail) the following fields of law are discussed: building law, regulatory framework for the installation of plants; environmental impact assessment law; nature protection law; energy law; traffic planning law; regulatory framework for the social infrastructure; public procurement and state aid law. The relevant legislative texts will be outlined and case law of the higher courts discussed. The need for action and legal policy discourse in the respective areas are discussed together. 

Teaching methods

The students are provided with documents (e.g. decisions of supreme courts, media articles, legal literature) and questions on the respective units based on concrete legal cases or publicly discussed legal problems, which have to be prepared in advance. The course material is presented on the basis of these prepared documents and the legal questions and is worked out in joint discourse. At the end of each unit, a group of students has to deal with a concrete legal question in a role play (e.g. plenary discussion) and answer questions from the other students. 

Mode of examination


Additional information





Course dates

Wed14:00 - 15:0004.10.2023HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL KickOff
Wed14:00 - 17:0011.10.2023 - 17.01.2024HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Einheit
Law relevant for Planning - Single appointments
Wed04.10.202314:00 - 15:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL KickOff
Wed11.10.202314:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Reflexion zu Aufbau und Funktion des (Raum)planungsrechts
Wed18.10.202314:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Zusammenwirken von Raumplanungs- und Baurecht
Wed25.10.202314:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Zwischenklausur
Wed08.11.202314:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Strategische Umweltprüfung und Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfung (am Bsp des Chaletdorfs)
Wed22.11.202314:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Städtebau-UVP (am Bsp Heumarkt und Nordwestbahnhof)
Wed29.11.202314:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Planung von Bundes- und Landesstraßen: strategische Umweltprüfung im Verkehrsbereich, Naturschutzrecht (am Bsp Lobautunnel)
Wed06.12.202314:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Mobilitätswende und Recht (Planung des Öffentlichen Verkehrs, Neue Mobilitätsdienstleistungen, StVO)
Wed13.12.202314:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Energierecht und Ausbau Erneuerbarer Energieträger
Wed20.12.202314:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Planung von Sozialer Infrastruktur (Bsp Gesundheitswesen)
Wed10.01.202414:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Wiederholung und Feedback
Wed17.01.202414:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Prüfung

Examination modalities

Participation in the units, midterm exam and written exam, group presentation.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.09.2023 10:00 03.10.2023 12:00 03.10.2023 12:00


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Mandatory1. Semester


The literature recommendations are provided for the respective units via TUWEL.

Previous knowledge

The completion of the lecture Basics of Law for Spatial Planning is of adavantage, but not compulsory.