854331 Global aspects in landscape planning

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Weber, Karin , Jafry, Tahseen , Damyanovic, Doris , Rohrmanstorfer, Julia
Offered in
Sommersemester 2019
Languages of instruction


This seminar puts the focus on global aspects which play a role in landscape and spatial planning issues. A variety of global aspects such as e.g. demographic change, political changes, urbanization or climate change have a significant impact on the spatial development and socio-economy on different scales.

This year we have invited Prof. Tahseen Jafry from the centre of climate justice at the Glasgow Caldedonian University.

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of climate justice (injustice) and to demonstrate understanding and critical thinking on the key issues that underpin the understanding of climate justice. The cousre will focus on:
•controversial issues at the core of climate justice,
•climate change, extreme weather impacts, poverty
•climate justice, low carbon development and just transitions,
•climate justice and global policies,
•climate finance and new climate justice frameworks of the future

Throughout this course there will be a strong focus on equity and equality which will provide the basis for understanding equitable management of the world's resources.

Previous knowledge expected

good command of oral and written English

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Demonstrate a critical insight into the philosophy, importance and controversy of climate justice.
•Critically discuss the implications, complexities and trade-offs between climate change and poverty.
•Demonstrate an understanding of climate justice and equitable low carbon management.
•Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, approaches and tools to sharing the burden of climate change via climate finance, business models, govemental approaches.
Students will, on the basis of good-practice examples, learn how climate change justice is implemented on different spatial scales and by various stakeholders.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.