280.A12 Gaining knowledge through conference attendance
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, 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 comprehend the procedures, the motivations for organizers and participants as well as the similarities and differences of conferences. They understand how to proceed as a participant at a conference, how it is possible to hold a lecture there and how to produce one's own publication. Within the framework of the course, the students will attend the international conference REAL CORP 2022, which will take place from November 14 to November 16, 2022 at the AirportCity Space in Schwechat. By attending the conference, students will gain insight into the process of such events. Furthermore, they are invited to actively participate in the proceedings and broaden their horizons, get to know new perspectives and make new contacts.

Subject of course

  • conferences / congresses / fairs / seminars / project-specific events overview: similarities and differences, motivations for organizers and participants
  • by example of an international conference: procedures/rules – how do I participate, what do I do there, how do I succeed in giving a presentation myself and in getting my own publication?
  • overview of planning associations: IFHP - International Federation of Housing and Planning; INTA - International Urban Development Association: ISOCARP - International Society of City and Regional Planners; ...
  • overview of international planning - e.g. UN-Habitat, UNIDO, EU Structural Funds, ...
  • online sources for planning know-how

Teaching methods

Reflective analysis of specialist articles/papers published in conference proceedings that are available online.
Participation in an International Professional Conference (REAL CORP 2022).

Mode of examination


Additional information

The course is eligible for credit as a supplementary course in the following elective modules of the Master’s programme Spatial Planning and Spatial Development:

  • EM 1: Global Development of Cities and Metropolitan Regions
  • EM 3: City and Landscape. Planning and intervention practice
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Course dates

Fri10:00 - 12:0021.10.2022 ZOOM (https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95470238705) (LIVE)Kick-Off
09:00 - 18:0014.11.2022 - 16.11.2022 AirportCity Space SchwechatREAL CORP 2022
Fri10:00 - 12:0020.01.2023Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Abschluss
Gaining knowledge through conference attendance - Single appointments
Fri21.10.202210:00 - 12:00 ZOOM (https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95470238705)Kick-Off
Mon14.11.202209:00 - 18:00 AirportCity Space SchwechatREAL CORP 2022
Tue15.11.202209:00 - 18:00 AirportCity Space SchwechatREAL CORP 2022
Wed16.11.202209:00 - 18:00 AirportCity Space SchwechatREAL CORP 2022
Fri20.01.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Abschluss
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • Participation in the kick-off (October 21, 2022, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.) and the closing event (January 20, 2023, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.)
  • Analysis of 3 to 5 specialist articles on the subject of spatial planning / urban development, preferably from the program of the REAL CORP 2022 conference (available online) or other thematically related conferences, written reflection
  • Presentation of the results (analyzed articles, conclusions) at the closing event in January 2023
  • Participation in the international conference REAL CORP 2022, AirportCity Space Schwechat, 14-16 November 2022

Explanation of "Paper Analysis"

Analysis of 3 self-selected, online available specialist articles on the subject of spatial planning / urban development (incl. "related disciplines"), preferably from the program of the REAL CORP 2022 conference, all of which are available online via www.corp.at; contributions from other conferences are also possible. If you are unable to attend REAL CORP 2022, the number of papers to be analyzed will increase to 5. 

  • 2-3 pages per article analysis of what is particularly interesting, what is incomprehensible, and why an article is particularly good or not particularly good; whether the topic is relevant, whether the article is understandable, clearly structured, helpful for further activities
  • overview of the selected articles: How would you cite the respective articles if you wrote a scientific contribution yourself? Indication of author (s), title of the article, published where / when / in (publisher; ISBN-No .; possibly additional information (Open…)), link to the online version
  • reason why these articles were chosen: technically interesting; Points of contact with one's own main areas of interest or topics that are currently being worked on; Title sounds exciting; Author (s) known (personally or as recognized experts); spatial reference; "Familiar / exotic" (constructive criticism is very welcome, but it is not about "ripping the article to pieces")

Submission of the results by January 07, 2023 at the latest by email to manfred.schrenk@gmail.com (please state LVA 280.A12 in the subject)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.09.2022 09:00 15.10.2022 23:55 15.10.2022 23:55


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified


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