854331 Global aspects in landscape planning (in Eng.)

Vorlesung und Exkursion
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Damyanovic, Doris , Thiel, Sophie
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2022
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


"Critical Care” – Planning for a Broken Planet. Planning as a Planetary-Politics-of-Care?

A variety of global aspects such as demographic change, political changes, urbanization or climate change have a significant impact on the spatial development and socio-economy on different scales. This course puts the focus on global aspects which play a role in landscape and spatial planning issues. The seminar will be focussing topics such as urban planning and the global movements of people, planning for refugees (in cities), emergency architecture and the role of planning in humanitarian response and welcomes guest professor Romola Sanyal with a partial teaching assignment to the course in May:


Mrs Romola Sanyal’s work focuses on urban planning, architecture, urban geopolitics, urban theory, housing and citizenship rights. Amongst others her research deals with urban and regional planning, international development, refugees and displacement. She has written on the politics of space in refugee settlements in the global South with a particular focus on Lebanon and India. Her current research work looks at the urbanization of particular areas in Lebanon through humanitarian aid that has come in response to the Syrian refugee crisis.

keywords: citical care; SDGs; cities; citizenship; housing; humanitarian crises; refugees; urbanism;

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

good oral and written English is a required skill


Students develop a critical understanding on global aspects which play a role with regard to landscape and spatial planning issues.

Students learn about the significant impact e.g. demographic change, political changes, urbanization or climate change, have on the spatial development and socio-economy at different scales.

Students develop skills to critically reflect planning in relationship between economy (capital-centric, speculation-driven, and investment-dominated urbanism) and ecology and learn and reflect on how planning acts within the context of humanitarian crises and emergency situations.

Students are able to formulate arguments and ideas on how planning can contribute to repairing the future of our “broken planet” and keeping the planet and its inhabitants “alive”
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