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280.962 Poverty, Precarisation and sociospatial Unequality - Migration, Housing and Neighborhood
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


  • 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 understand important sociological concepts related to housing and urban neighborhood as well as various approaches in diversity and migration studies.

Students can apply these concepts to describe and evaluate different housing situations and housing projects in local and international contexts.

In referring to the studied relationship between migration, housing and neighborhood development, students are capable to formulate action approaches in the field of spatial planning.


Subject of course

The seminar focuses on housing and urban neighborhoods in the context of debates on migration and diversity. It links theory and practice. In the theoretical part, selected texts on housing and neighborhood will be discussed. In relation to this literature, different concepts of diversity and migration will be contrasted and debated. We will discuss the implementation of such theoretical approaches in form of concrete planning projects, whereby various case studies will be addressed. The practice-oriented part of the seminar consists of discussions with invited practitioners and scholars. They will present concrete projects on migration, housing and neighborhood from Vienna and other cities. If the Covid 19 regulations allow it, there will be excursions to Viennese neighborhoods that include conversations with experts and residents.

Teaching methods

Reading (theory and case studies), empirical material (field observations), discussion.

Mode of examination


Additional information

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



Course dates

Tue11:00 - 14:0012.10.2021 (LIVE)Migration, Wohnen und Nachbarschaft
Tue11:00 - 14:0016.11.2021 (LIVE)Migration, Wohnen und Nachbarschaft
Tue11:00 - 14:0023.11.2021 (LIVE)Migration, Wohnen und Nachbarschaft
Tue11:00 - 14:0030.11.2021 (LIVE)Migration, Wohnen und Nachbarschaft
Tue11:00 - 14:0007.12.2021 (LIVE)Migration, Wohnen und Nachbarschaft
Tue11:00 - 14:0014.12.2021 (LIVE)Migration, Wohnen und Nachbarschaft

Examination modalities

Written term paper

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2021 08:00 15.10.2021 23:59 15.10.2021 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning


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