280.809 Regional Co-operation - daSein - Proposals for services of general interest in rural areas Canceled
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, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

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

... on the example of rivers and valleys ...

  • capture and present past spatial development as well as current conditions and trends using cartography and mapping as well as key figures and infographics
  • name specific challenges in terms of ecological sensitivity and threats to uses along the river / in the valley / in the region, as well as to identify and vividly present the importance of rivers and river areas for the common good, especially with regard to their tangibility and to sustainable use
  • to draft general visions and future perspectives and to present spatial development possibilities using texts and plans
  • to show tangible measures for the improvement of river courses, banks, river basins and regions
  • to discuss rivers as an identification feature for regional cooperation

This course is part of the elective module 4 ("Cooperation Region - Services of general interest"). 


Subject of course

The subject of the elective module is the in-depth examination of river spaces and river regions. They connect and separate at the same time, can be used easily or poorly, are natural or shaped, dynamic or dammed up, accessible or closed off, touristic or untouched. The corresponding spatial, social as well as structural and planning conditions, the specific current (and historical) use interests and conflicts on and along rivers are analyzed. Based on the individual research, which will be complemented by specialist input from experts and political decision-makers, strategies and visions for the future development of specific rivers will be developed. The resulting diverse picture of visions and strategies is aimed at a large circle of stakeholders and is intended to raise awareness for a more conscious and careful use of rivers.  

Teaching methods

  • inventory of the status quo
  • autonomous and self-organized learning
  • research (literature, projects, media)
  • visioneering and backcasting
  • interviews and input lectures
  • GIS and cartographic analysis
  • actor mapping

Mode of examination


Additional information

It is recommended to take the course in combination with EX 280.810 ("Regional Co-operation - Services of general interest") as part of elective module 4.

In the registration process, preference will be given to those students who take the elective module in combination with the bachelor seminar 280.965 ("Bachelor thesis - daSein proposals for services of general interest in rural areas").

Course in cooperation with landuni Drosendorf



Examination modalities

- Inspiration for the future of services of general interest in rural areas (free presentation)
- Documentation of the research and analysis results (in plan, image and text)
- Draft of future images (e.g. scenarios, zoning, areas for action and potentials)
- Strategies and measures (prepared in a presentable way, e.g. as a booklet, folder, film, podcast or similar, as well as a - poster and short technical article)
- Attendance and participation in plenary sessions
- Independent excursion on site
- Final presentation and exhibition in Drosendorf

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.02.2024 09:00 01.03.2024 23:59 01.03.2024 23:59

Registration modalities

The TISS registration for the elective module "Kooperation Region" is not conclusive. At the technical preliminary meeting on 08.03.2022, the registrations will be prioritised. A maximum of 25 persons will be admitted to the course. Preference will be given to those students who combine the module with the Bachelor's seminar (280.965) offered in conjunction with it. 


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 240 Spatial Planning Not specifiedSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

 The course sessions will take place in presence mode. Please follow TU Wien regulations. Changes due to the coronavirus pandemic may occur.

Accompanying courses


  • Attendance Required!