855106 Project in spatial planning

Project course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Manhart, Verena , Zecha, Magdalena , Mizera, Daniela , Jansel, Anna , Steinkellner, Brigitte , Grossauer, Franz , Ganhör, David , Abart-Heriszt, Lore , Neugebauer, Georg
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


The course is made up of two parts. First, some introductory lectures give an overview about the topics and basic working methods in order to develop a concept for land uses of a certain area and to implement this concept via land use plans.

Part 1 - concept: First, a survey and analysis of the municipality has to be conducted. A land use concept has to be drafted in accordance with the development goals of the municipality and an impact assessment of the concept on the spatial development goals has to be carried out. It has to be shown in which way the existing plans have to be changed and if this change is feasible. The results have to be documented in a 10 page summary plus draft plans.

Part 2 - Implementation: the spatial impacts of the draft plan have to be assessed in detail. A zoning proposal has to be drafted according to legal requirements accompanied by a 5 page explanatory statement.


Previous knowledge expected

Course "Allgemeine Raumplanung"


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The goal of this seminar is contextual work on a spatial planning at the local level. During the seminar students should gain insight into the planning process from the conceptual phase to the first implementation measure. Studtents should learn about the planning instruments at the local level and how to implement them. The knowledge gained during the semester should be compiled in a seminar report and then presented at the end of the semester. Training presentation skills is a further goal of the seminar. The results of the seminar have to be included into a report.

You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.