280.981 Strategies of sustainable and resilient spatial development
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

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

... understand and critically reflect on fundamental concepts of the funding (financialization), provision, regulation, and governance in infrastructure policy (esp. municipal infrastructures).

The seminar has a planning, governance and economic focus:

-       Means of provisioning and funding municipal, regional or national  infrastructures;

-       critical reflection of financialization of infrastructures;

-       identification and mapping of stakeholders involved;

-       case studies on failures (or [less likely] successes) of financialization of infrastructures.

Subject of course

The seminar deals with the concept of financialization of infrastructures, the pros and (mainly) cons of the logics of financial markets in providing, regulating (accessibility) and funding of infrastructures.The seminar also tackles the question of who is involved in these processes of financialization, and the impacts these processes have on planning decisions.

Teaching methods

-       Introduction to the seminar topics.

-       Reading of 3 papers to prepare for a joint discussion of concepts and principles.

-       Collection and reference to a joint literature basis.

-       Individual research questions.

-       Draft of a seminar paper & presentation in the plenary session.

-       Final presentation of seminar papers (results, conclusions).

Mode of examination


Additional information

For any questions regarding TUWEL and TISS, please send an e-mail to srfstudsupport@tuwien.ac.at.

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



Course dates

Mon14:00 - 16:0004.03.2024Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Introduction: Theories and concepts
Thu13:00 - 16:0007.03.2024Seminarraum EBU1-2 - RPL Introduction: Data and policies; guest lecture (N.N., City of Linz: Digital Twins)
Mon13:00 - 17:0018.03.2024Seminarraum EBU1-2 - RPL Presentation of the work plan; guest lecture (John Østh, Oslo Metropolitan University)
Thu13:00 - 16:0021.03.2024Seminarraum EBU1-2 - RPL Presentation of the work plan (continued); guest lecture (Marco Marrone, University of Salento, IT)
Mon13:00 - 17:0015.04.2024Seminarraum EBU1-2 - RPL Presentation of the state of progress; guest lecture (Hans-Martin Neumann, City of Linz)
Thu14:00 - 16:0018.04.2024Seminarraum EBU1-2 - RPL Guest lecture (Marco Marrone, University of Salento, IT)
Wed11:30 - 12:3015.05.2024 Online: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/9418363301Q&A session - Online
Mon10:30 - 18:0003.06.2024 Seminar room in Linz (Altes Rathaus)Final presentation of seminar papers

Examination modalities

Discussion of research question,identification of case study, relevant literature search, theoretical and/or empirical work.

Presentation of the seminar paper.

Seminar paper.

Attendance of all units and active participation in the seminar.

Course registration

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Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Mandatory3. Semester


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