854318 Landscape planning project (landscape planning, recreational planning, environment protection and planning, spatial planning, water planning)

Project course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Bittmann, Dorothea , Reinwald, Florian , Thiel, Sophie
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Sustainable Urban Development - Liveable Quarters, Green Infrastructures and Active Mobility (Valencia, Spain)

This year, the course “LV 854318 Landscape planning project 2023W” will be dedicated to sustainable urban and landscape planning, using the Spanish city of Valencia as an example. The course is part of an Erasmus BIP (Blended Intensive Programme) exchange with teachers and students from Vienna, Valencia and Kiel.

STUDENT (Sustainable Urban Development - Liveable Quarters, Green Infrastructures and Active Mobility) is a BIP (Blended Intensive Intensive Programme), an Erasmus exchange programme for students with an intensive and hybrid character. In other words, it lasts less than an Erasmus year, the work is concentrated, and it combines face-to-face and virtual learning. It is an opportunity for those who cannot or do not want to go abroad for a course or semester, but who are interested in meeting students from other countries and intensifying their knowledge in a specific area, in this case, sustainable urban planning.

STUDENT is the acronym for "Sustainable Urban Development - Liveable Quarters, Green Infrastructures and Active Mobility". As its name suggests, we will work on the framework of sustainable urban development on the example of Valencia (Spain) focusing on the neighbourhood scale and giving importance to green infrastructures and active mobility, as two key aspects to achieve active neighbourhoods, with good urban quality, safe and supportive of the daily life of all the people who live in them or use them on a daily basis.

The most interesting thing is that we will work in an intercultural and interdisciplinary way, so you will be able to prepare yourself much better for your professional (and personal) future. We will be working with students from other countries.

Previous knowledge expected

- BSc degree or almost graduating from a Bachelor programme
- GIS skills are an asset
- min. English level B2 (Spanish language skills are a plus)

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After the completion of this project students:
- can apply specific theories of landscape planning and open space planning in a planning setting similar to this project setting.
- have tested and developed further their knowledge of planning theories
- can apply the methods applied in this project in a similar setting.
- have gained confidence in choosing an appropriate research and project design for future projects in a similar context
- can identify, analyze and contextualize legal, sozio-economic and spatial aspects of similar projects
- know how to structure a project report.
- have improved their scientific writing and presentation skills
- Are able to cooperate on an international level with other students
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.