855102 Land consolidation and land development

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Seher, Walter
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Definition of land consolidation and rural land rearrangement

Land tenure and rural land rearrangement in Austria: historical development, legal background and organisation

Deficiencies in agricultural structure and land tenure: consequences and (historical) reasons

The procedure of land consolidation
- Soil evaluation in land consolidation
- Ecology, erosion protection and water retention in land consolidation schemes
- Construction of rural roads in land consolidation schemes
- land rearrangement

Multifunctionality of land consolidation

Legal background and management of rural road network in alpine regions

Reorganisation of grazing rights in alpine forests

Agricultural commons

Previous knowledge expected

School knowledge concerning the Austrian political and administrative system, history and ecology; basic knowledge in soil sciences and surveying

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The students
- understand goals and measures of rural land rearrangement and land consolidation in Austria
- are able to critically reflect measures of rural land rearrangement against their historical background
- know the procedures and planning steps of land consolidation schemes
- understand multicfunctionality of rural land rearrangement
- have basic knowledge on rural land tenure.
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