280.844 Transformation Processes and Steering Approaches in Metropolitan Regions
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

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

  • oversee the current Transition Studies discourse
  • critically reflect on debates regarding (regional) energy transitions from a spatial research and planning perspective
  • implement research on transitions on their own

Subject of course

  • Introduction to Transition Studies: global development challenges, sustainability challenges & SDGs, wicked problems, Technological / Global Innovation Systems, the Multi-Level-Perspective
  • Introduction to the (regional) energy transitions discourse
  • Discussion of different approaches in Transition Studies and empirical studies on energy transitions

Teaching methods

  • Literature-based seminar
  • Interactive discussion of literature, theoretical concepts, empirical studies, findings, critique
  • Inverted classroom: Students prepare and present content from scientitic papers and studies to the group

Mode of examination


Additional information

This course is part of Wahlmodul 1 in the master's curriculum Spatial Planning.

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Tue10:00 - 11:0005.10.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09 (LIVE)Kick-Off zum Wahlmodul 1
Thu15:30 - 17:0007.10.2021 - 16.12.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91498229659 (LIVE)Seminar: Plenary Session
Transformation Processes and Steering Approaches in Metropolitan Regions - Single appointments
Tue05.10.202110:00 - 11:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09Kick-Off zum Wahlmodul 1
Thu07.10.202115:30 - 17:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91498229659Kick-Off
Thu14.10.202115:30 - 17:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91498229659Why energy transition? Drivers and objectives
Thu28.10.202115:30 - 17:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91498229659The geography of energy transitions - Energy transition here and there
Thu04.11.202115:30 - 17:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91498229659Doing energy transition
Thu11.11.202115:30 - 17:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91498229659Democratizing energy
Thu25.11.202115:30 - 17:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91498229659Experimenting for energy transition: Labs, trials and (social) innovation
Thu09.12.202115:30 - 17:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91498229659Reflecting energy transition - Blind spots, critique, alternative concepts
Thu16.12.202115:30 - 17:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91498229659Wrap-Up: Learnings and open questions

Examination modalities

  • Active participation in plenary sessions of the seminar
  • Preparation of content ("inverted classroom")

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.09.2021 09:00 04.10.2021 23:59 07.10.2021 15:30

Registration modalities

This course is one of three mandatory classes of Module 1 in the Spatial Planning Master's curriculum. Students doing the whole module will be promoted in the registration list.


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


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning


No lecture notes are available.


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