280.901 Energy-related Spatial 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.

2023S, 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...

  • explain the essential basics of energy management and energy technology
  • classify the work fields of spatial planning in the context of climate change, the scarcity of resources and the reliability of supply
  • present direct and indirect links between "energy" (in the dimensions of heat, electricity, mobility) and "spatial planning"
  • assess the potential of renewable energy sources
  • characterise and classify the energy efficiency of spatial and settlement structures
  • name relevant legal framework conditions
  • to describe basic energy policy goals and to propose measures in the field of energy governance


Subject of course

In the lecture, the fundamentals of the working field "Energy-related Spatial Planning" will be covered. Starting with a definition and classification of the term, students will be introduced to the topic of "energy-conscious urban and regional development". The focus lies on conveying fundamental aspects of the topic field, with an emphasis on the critical examination of data bases, thematic delimitations and overlaps as well as methodological problems and their practical solutions.

In addition to the basic introduction to the topic (trends, challenges in the field of energy, relevance of the topic for spatial planning), the fundamentals of energy economics and energy technology are taught, the intersections of the fields of spatial planning and energy are dealt with, the legal and energy policy framework conditions are presented, and relevant stakeholders and instruments are addressed in relation to "classic" spatial planning.

Teaching methods

This is a lecture course. It is recommended to combine this course with VU 280.A36 "Fokus Raumplanung – Energy Planning - Hands On (with field trip)".

Mode of examination


Additional information


The lecture will take place in presence mode. Please note the current regulations of TU Wien.

Subject to change due to coronavirus pandemic.



Course dates

Thu11:00 - 13:0009.03.2023 - 29.06.2023HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Vorlesungseinheit
Energy-related Spatial Planning - Single appointments
Thu09.03.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Topic overview, basic terms and energy governance
Thu16.03.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Fundamentals and basic terms part 2 (physical definitions, energy flow diagram, demands, potentials)
Thu23.03.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL System boundaries and dimensions (heat, electricity, mobility)
Thu30.03.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Legal framework
Thu20.04.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Land requirements, land competition and integrated potential assessment
Thu27.04.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Guest Lecture Daniel YOUSSEF: Potential Modeling
Thu04.05.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Daniel Youssef: Potenzialmodellierungen (Fortsetzung); Miriam Hülmbauer (Agri-PV)
Thu11.05.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL KEINE VO (wg. zeitgleicher ERP Exkursion!)
Thu25.05.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Verena Fischer: Energetische Transformationsprozesse in Bestandsquartieren; Robert Kalasek: ERP Modellierungen
Thu01.06.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Herbert HEMIS, MA20: Energieraumpläne in Wien, Roadmaps
Thu15.06.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Alexander Rehbogen: ERP im BL Salzburg
Thu22.06.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Helmut WERNHART: Die Energiewende aus Sicht des Austrian Gas Grid Managements, H2-Netzaufbau.
Thu29.06.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Abschluss-Panel zur "Next Level der ERP"

Examination modalities

Written examination, 5 - 7 questions, duration 90 minutes.

To get a positive grade, at least 50% of the available points have to be scored.

The 3rd and 4th resits are to be taken in the form of an oral examination.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Mandatory elective


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