280.828 Climate-oriented Planning – From tipping points to shifts 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, PR, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: PR Project
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to assess the impact of spatial development planning measures on climate and climate change based on a specific planning project and to identify the need for adaption as well as options for action.

Subject of course

Climate change is becoming increasingly tangible for humans and regions. In the UN Action Plan "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," the member states of the United Nations committed to working toward 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030 - at the national, regional and international level. In this context, cities and municipalities are important partners for the implementation of climate protection and climate change adaptation measures. As part of spatial development planning, municipalities define medium- and long-term goals such as intended development areas (settlement development), future building land requirements, the functional arrangement of open spaces as well as planned measures in the fields of technical, social and cultural infrastructure, and communicate these through a plan.

In this course, integrative spatial planning projects developed by students in their previous project work are merged with information from climate modeling, tested and evaluated for their climate suitability based on self-developed criteria. Building on this retrospective evaluation of their own planning decisions under the aspect of climate protection, the planning is reworked with the objective of "100 percent (priority for) climate protection". True to the motto "We must now do the seemingly impossible" which Greta Thunberg has issued.

Teaching methods

Literature research; research and evaluation of national and international best practice examples; development, weighting and evaluation of criteria to assess the impact of spatial development planning measures on the climate; identification of options for action; consistent application of climate protection targets in the reworking process; comparison before and after

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 module 2
Fri10:00 - 13:0015.03.2024Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Inputs from the Lecturers
Fri10:00 - 13:0022.03.2024Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Inputs from the Lecturers
Fri10:00 - 13:0026.04.2024Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Workshop concepts
Fri10:00 - 13:0024.05.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Gruppenkorrekturtermine
Fri10:00 - 13:0014.06.2024Seminarraum EBU1-2 - RPL Gruppenkorrekturen
Fri10:00 - 13:0021.06.2024Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Final event for elective module 13
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • Attendance and participation in the exercise sessions

  • Literature research (criteria, best practice examples,....)

  • Combination of a spatial planning project with information from climate modeling

  • Development of an assessment grid 

  • Application of the developed assessment grid to self-developed spatial integrated planning projects

  • Assessment of a spatial planning project with regard to climate protection

  • Revision of this spatial planning project with priority on climate protection goals (short report and presentation)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.02.2024 09:00 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


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