280.827 Climate-oriented Planning – Discourse on the (climate) crisis in 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.

2024S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • 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 assess structures, forces and barriers of climate-friendly spatial development, evaluate the possible contribution of spatial planning to climate protection and to identify the need for change as well as shaping options and the need for further research. 

Subject of course

Climate-friendly spatial planning sets the framework for the location, development and design of settlement areas, commercial areas as well as natural and green spaces. It coordinates the use of space by integrating sectoral planning and inter-regional planning. Through lectures, literature study and moderated discussions, climate-relevant topics from different sectors and specialized fields as well as their implementation in spatial planning are explained and reflected upon.

Teaching methods

Lectures with discussions, statement on positions, book review, flipped classroom, design of a discourse unit (content preparation along guiding questions, moderation, taking records of the discourse)

Mode of examination


Additional information

The course is assigned to elective module 13 of the bachelor programme spatial planning. 

The lecture will take place in presence mode in accordance with the current COVID-19 rules of TU Wien

Subject to change due to coronavirus pandemic.



Course dates

Fri10:00 - 13:0008.03.2024Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Kick-off elective module 13
Fri10:00 - 13:0015.03.2024Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Inputs Speakers
Fri10:00 - 13:0022.03.2024Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Inputs Speakers
Fri10:00 - 13:0019.04.2024Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Workshop: Themen
Fri10:00 - 13:0003.05.2024Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Workshop Diskussion
Fri10:00 - 13:0017.05.2024 excursionexcursion
Fri10:00 - 13:0007.06.2024Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Workshop Präsentation
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • Attendance and active participation in the course units

  • Book review

  • Comments on positions

  • Design of a discourse unit (content preparation along guiding questions, moderation, recording of the discourse)

  • Preparation of the results from the discourse

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.02.2024 09:05 01.03.2024 23:55 01.03.2024 23:55

Registration modalities

Admission to the course is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who take both courses of the elective module will be given preference.


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


Accompanying courses


  • Attendance Required!