825013 SE Urban Development and Spatial Planning

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SE Urban Development and Spatial Planning
SE 2

The students are able to understand and evaluate the basic methods and strategies of planning and designing landscapes and open spaces. They can relate these in a reflected way to local and global contexts.

Imparting basic knowledge and methods in landscape and spatial planning in relation to contemporary architecture; inclusion of the discourses of neighbouring disciplines such as human geography, sociology, ecology and biology.

This course sets out to explore the role of agricultural territories as altered environments within an extended urban landscape.

Specific case studies within the Alpine region will be investigated in an attempt to define the extent to which altered environments function as part of a greater ‘urban’ environment. The case studies in relation to various environments (urban/rural/natural) will be analyzed through the use of exploratory methods including: data analysis, cartographic representation, and visual storytelling.

Human interventions, both minor and complex, have reshaped the natural environment altering it to an unrecognizable degree – resulting in the development of an altered/built environment. Our current geological time period, the Epoch of the Anthropocene, is a consequence of the compiling of these altered environments. It is therefore integral that subtopics of ecology + environment, place + culture, scale + perspective, sense + device (technology) be considered. As Alpine territories are continuously developed their historic role and strategic geographic location as trade and access point between northern Europe and Mediterranean territories – and the world beyond – will be reconfigured.

The goal is to develop a series of maps and diagrams, which tell a coherent narrative on the physical formation of land(scape) within the Alps using agricultural territories as the protagonist.

Course examination according to § 7, statute section on "study-law regulations".

Will be discussed in the first lesson.

All course meetings will be held online - Submissions will be digital

Current Schedule (subject to change)

Di. 05.10 - Intro + Task Assignment (1pm – 2:30pm)

Fr. 08.10 - Lecture 1 + Research Roundtable (1pm – 2:30pm)

Di. 12.10 - Lecture 2 + Research Roundtable (1pm – 2:30pm)

Fi. 15.10 - Rektorstag (No Course Meeting)

Di. 19.10 - Lecture 3 + Research Roundtable (1pm – 2:30pm)

Fr. 22.10 - Lecture 4 + Research Roundtable (1pm – 2:30pm)

Di. 26.10 - National Feiertag (No Course Meeting)

Fr. 29.10 - Phase 1 Presentation (1pm – 4pm)

Di. 09.11 - 1-on-1 + Group Review (1pm – 4pm)

Di. 23.11 - 1-on-1 + Group Review (1pm – 4pm)

Di. 07.12 - 1-on-1 + Group Review (1pm – 4pm)

Di. 14.12 - Phase 2 Presentation (1pm – 4pm)

Some Lectures may be held outside of scheduled course meetings. Students will be notified in advance.

Attendance and participation are mandatory. One session (1.5hrs) may be missed, additional missed sessions will reduce overall course note. Failure to complete assignments, or multiple absences may result in a negative note.

siehe 825047, VU Landschaft und territoriale Strategien
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
  • SDG 15 - Life on land: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.