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290026 PS Social Area Analysis (2021S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The first two meetings will take place in our virtual space!

Thursday 04.03. 15:45 - 19:00 Digital
Thursday 18.03. 15:45 - 19:00 Digital
Thursday 15.04. 15:45 - 19:00 Digital
Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 29.04. 15:45 - 19:00 Digital
Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 27.05. 15:45 - 19:00 Digital
Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 17.06. 15:45 - 19:00 Digital
Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 24.06. 16:15 - 19:30 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409


Aims, contents and method of the course

Social Area Analysis on the Example of Urban Climate and Public Space of a Neighbourhood in Margareten, Vienna
Are social area analyses a tool to understand the city as a living space of various people in times of climate change? The aim is the introduction to social area analysis, connected fieldwork and analysis methods.Social area analyses follow either a city approach or a city quarter approach.
On the example of a part of Margareten, a dense inner city neighbourhood, students get introduced to the city quarter approach. Climate change is clearly perceptible in urban space. What is the contribution of social area analyses with the interdisciplinary approach, a broad mix of methods and triangulative analyses in this context?
This seminar offers an overview of the subject, introduces various methods and discusses the interrelations of social area analysis, participation and planning processes. In addition, guest speakers will share their experiences of current practice.
The methods of the course include an introduction lecture, inputs of guest speakers, an excursion, the application of one selected method, presentations and discussions.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation, field reports, seminar paper, presentation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Reading, carrying out of fieldwork, analysis (50%)
Paper, presentation (50%)

Examination topics

There will be no additional examination.

Reading list

Beer, Bettina (Hg.) 2003. Methoden und Techniken der Feldforschung. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag
Damyanovic, Doris. Reinwald, Florian. Gruber, Sonja. Weikmann, Angela. Bittner, Irene (2012) Raum erfassen. Überblick und Wegweiser zu Funktions- und Sozialraumanalysen für den öffentlichen Raum. Wien: Werkstattbericht 128, Magistrat der Stadt Wien, MA 18
Flick, Uwe. Kardorff, Ernst. von. Steinke, Ines (Hg.) 2004: Qualitative Forschung. Reinbek: Rowohlt
Gruber, Sonja. Gungl, Barbara. Mayrhofer, Rita. Stoik, Christoph. Studer, Heide (2009) Leitfaden für Sozialraumanalysen. In: Werkstattbericht 110, Magistrat der Stadt Wien, MA 18, Anhang
Kruker-Meier, Verena; Rauh, Jürgen (2005) Arbeitsmethoden der Sozialgeographie. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft
Mattissek, Annika. Pfaffenbach, Carmella. Reuber, Paul (2013) Methoden der empirischen Humangeographie. Braunschweig: Westermann
Riege, Marlo. Schubert, Herbert (2005) Sozialraumanalyse. Grundlagen, Methoden, Praxis. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

Association in the course directory

(MG-S3-PI.m) (MG-S4-PI.m) (MG-S5-PI.m) (MG-W3-PI) (MR1-b-PI)

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