280.A63 Fokus Raumplanung - Theory and Practice in Lower Austria: A Balancing Act or Perfect Complement? 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, 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 appropriately meet current challenges of spatial development in different topics, also outside of urban areas. Using a concrete example from the field of mobility or spatial planning, practical experience is gained while dealing with a current challenge in rural areas. In the area of conflict between divergent objectives, viable solutions must be developed and presented to a critical audience of experts. In the process, restrictive framework conditions, such as in particular the legal requirements or the imperative of the economic use of public funds, have to be taken into account. This increases the realism of the work, which can promote self-organisation as well as the ability to work in teams in small groups with individual focal points.

Subject of course

Against the background of dynamically changing structures in and challenges to rural areas, the course deals with the accomplishment of a specific task in Lower Austria with as much reference to reality as possible. After a presentation of two concrete tasks from the areas of mobility and local spatial planning, the selected task is worked on in small groups both on site in selected regions (excursion, local inspection) and at the Office of the Lower Austrian Provincial Government (practical day) and the results are presented at the end.

Teaching methods

The contents are taught in a practical exercise. With the support of representatives of the Office of the Lower Austrian Provincial Government as well as in direct contact with those affected and actors in the region, the greatest emphasis is placed on the practical solution of a challenge. Work is done both individually and in groups.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The course is eligible for credit as a supplementary course in elective modules 3 and 4


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  • Dillinger, Thomas
  • Pracherstorfer, Werner
  • Dittrich, Dominik
  • Rausch, Regina
  • Liebhart, Paul
  • Wolf, Johannes


Examination modalities

General plan and written concept (max. 20 pages) per group

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.02.2024 09:00 04.03.2024 23:55 04.03.2024 23:55


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


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Previous knowledge



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