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290028 VO Theory of Spatial Planning (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie


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


Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Digital - 1. Semesterhälfte a-synchron, ab Mittwoch 19.5.21 synchron.

Wednesday 19.05. 16:30 - 19:00 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 16:30 - 19:00 Digital
Wednesday 02.06. 16:30 - 19:00 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 16:30 - 19:00 Digital
Wednesday 16.06. 16:30 - 19:00 Digital
Wednesday 23.06. 16:30 - 19:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture gives an overview of the theoretical principles of spatial planning:
(1) Basic terms: Spatial planning and space-related policies
(2) Planning Polity: Spatial planning in the system of the European multi-level governance
(3) Planning Politics: Paradigms of the so-called procedural planning theory.
Issues of the so-called substantial planning theory are only marginally addressed as they are subject of other courses.
Students acquire knowledge about the theoretical principles of spatial planning and space-related policies. They are able to argue about the different paradigms of spatial planning and their strengths and weaknesses.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination at the end of the course and in the following semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Passing the written examination.

Examination topics

The lecture consists of coherent presentations and phases of reflection and discussion.

Reading list

Akademie für Raumforsch. u. Landesplanung (Hg.) (2011): Grundriss der Raumordnung und Raumentwicklung. Hannover: ARL. 877 S.
Allmendinger, Philip (2017): Planning theory. London: Palgrave. 239 S. = Planning, environment, cities. 2. Aufl. 2009. 345 S.
Altrock, Uwe, Simon Güntner, Sandra Huning und Deike Peters (Hg.) (2004): Perspektiven der Planungstheorie. Berlin: Leue. 282 S. = Edition Stadt und Region.
Fainstein, Susan S. und James DePhilippis (Hg.) (2016): Readings in planning theory. 4. Aufl. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. 614 S.
Fischer, Frank und Herbert Gottweis (Hg.) (2012): The argumentative turn revisited. Public policy as communicative practice. Durham: Duke Univ. Press. 392 S.
Fürst, Dietrich und Frank Scholles (Hg.) (2008): Handbuch Theorien und Methoden der Raum- und Umweltplanung. 3. Aufl. Dortmund: Rohn. 656 S.
Healey, Patsy (2010): Making better places. The planning project in the twenty-first century. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 278 S. = Planning, environment, cities.

Association in the course directory

(MG-W3-NPI) (MR3-NPI) (MA UF GW 02)

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