280.864 Spatially relevant law - Urban transformation and climate change: processes and instruments
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, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to address the central legal questions and problems relating to urban renewal in the context of climate change. They understand the challenges the city faces, especially in the area of existing buildings, in order to achieve the goals of climate neutrality; They capture the necessary transformation processes and the actors involved. You will learn in which legal environment these transformation processes have to take place and can discuss necessary adaptations to the legal regulations and lead a discussion about them. They understand what their role as spatial planners is in this process.

Subject of course

Using the example of the city of Vienna and starting from Wr. With the climate roadmap, we want to work together to identify the challenges the city of Vienna faces in order to achieve its self-imposed goals of climate neutrality by 2040. What measures should be taken in which sectors? To what extent is planning required for this? Are the existing urban planning and urban development instruments sufficient to be able to take the necessary measures? What can we learn from the gentle urban renewal in Vienna for the new challenges? What role can or will spatial planners play in this process?

Teaching methods

Input by teachers, brainstorming and clustering of questions and problems in the plenum. In-depth development of individual questions in small group work based on literature / political documents / legal bodies / jurisprudence and interviews with relevant (administrative) authorities. Presentation of the central results of the small group work, with a freely selectable presentation mode. Compiling the results of the small group work by creating a joint final product (format is still being discussed) that is intended to raise public awareness of the topic. On the basis of the end product, critical discourse with selected decision-makers and stakeholders.

Mode of examination


Additional information

This course is part of the initiative of the annual theme 2023/24 "Transformation of the stock". Further information and an overview of all participating LVAs can be found under the following link: https://futurelab.tuwien.ac.at/ Jahresthema-2023-24

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Course dates

Tue12:00 - 14:0010.10.2023Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL KickOff
Tue10:00 - 14:0024.10.2023Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Input und Brainstorming
Tue10:00 - 14:0014.11.2023 - 23.01.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL SE Einheit
Spatially relevant law - Urban transformation and climate change: processes and instruments - Single appointments
Tue10.10.202312:00 - 14:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL KickOff
Tue24.10.202310:00 - 14:00Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Input und Brainstorming
Tue14.11.202310:00 - 14:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Input (sanfte Stadterneuerung) / Themen- und Gruppeneinteilung
Tue28.11.202310:00 - 14:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Präsentationen der Kleingruppenarbeiten
Tue05.12.202310:00 - 14:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Präsentationen der Kleingruppenarbeiten
Tue09.01.202410:00 - 14:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Gesamtbild / Diskussion Endprodukt
Tue23.01.202410:00 - 14:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Arbeiten am Endprodukt
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Seminar papers and presentations; Active participation in the discussion rounds and in the design of the final product. 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.09.2023 10:00 30.09.2023 23:59 30.09.2023 23:59


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


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge



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