280.965 Bachelor Thesis Seminar "Diversity and 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.

2022W, SE, 4.0h, 10.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

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

  • understand the connections between the needs of precarious and "inalienable" people and regional planning;
  • to understand differences in the binding nature and mode of action of regional planning instruments;
  • to understand why certain spatial offers (e.g. mobility, energy, everyday and leisure infrastructure) are (how) diversity-relevant and will need more regional cooperation in the future;
  • to transfer all these findings into a scientifically consistent written work (text, illustrations, sources) with a distinctive storyline


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Subject of course

Diversity is no longer (only) about gender mainstreaming or feminism, but about many other groups whose special needs are often little visible or even unknown: Very old and very young people, people on the run, "illegals", temporary residents, multi-locals, etc.: Diversity means that a range of people with different ethnic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, as well as different lifestyles, experiences and interests, can live differently and without conflict in the same place.

To achieve this, we work together to develop analyses and planning proposals that must mean something specific to "the space".

The Bachelor's seminar enables the students to work in a largely self-organised, interactive and practice-oriented process. The students work as a "peer group" that supports and advises each other in the elaboration of questions and the writing of the thesis. The students are required to derive and elaborate current and relevant research questions for their individual work from the selected problem areas, supported by the peer group and supervisor.

Teaching methods

  • Co-creation
  • "speed dating" on spatial topics
  • literature and good practice research
  • quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis
  • stakeholder- and governance approaches
  • mapping of data and actors
  • Visioneering
  • Inventory and research on site in the region of the bachelor thesis

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

Wed09:00 - 12:0012.10.2022 - 18.01.2023Seminarraum EB EG-1 - RPL bakksem
Thu14:00 - 17:0027.10.2022Seminarraum EB EG-1 - RPL bakksem
Wed09:00 - 12:0021.12.2022Seminarraum BA 02A Schreibwerkstatt
Bachelor Thesis Seminar "Diversity and Spatial Planning" - Single appointments
Wed12.10.202209:00 - 12:00Seminarraum EB EG-1 - RPL bakksem
Thu27.10.202214:00 - 17:00Seminarraum EB EG-1 - RPL bakksem
Wed09.11.202209:00 - 12:00Seminarraum EB EG-1 - RPL bakksem
Wed23.11.202209:00 - 12:00Seminarraum EB EG-1 - RPL bakksem
Wed07.12.202209:00 - 12:00Seminarraum EB EG-1 - RPL bakksem
Wed21.12.202209:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 02A Schreibwerkstatt
Wed18.01.202309:00 - 12:00Seminarraum EB EG-1 - RPL bakksem

Examination modalities

  • Writing a Bachelor's thesis that deals with the independent processing of a scientific planning problem or a planning task using the knowledge and methods learned during the degree programme. The elaboration in text and graphics / plan has to be carried out according to recognised scientific rules [1].
  • Obligatory attendance on ca. 6 Plenum workshops, plus individual and group appointments
  • The Bachelor thesis must contain at least the following parts:
  • Analysis; textual, statistical and cartographic, spatially differentiated representations of the ACTUAL spatial values in a self-selected planning area
  • textual and cartographic representations of the development possibilities of spatial structures, matching the processes observed in the ACTUAL, incl. documentation of methods.
  • intermediate tasks/uploads and a poster
  • Keeping a research diary
  • Final version as a printed booklet

[1] Among other things, correct short and long citations, gender-sensitive language.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.09.2022 09:00 09.10.2022 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 240 Spatial Planning Mandatory6. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


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