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290067 VU European Spatial Development - EU Policies and National Planning Systems (2020W)

3.00 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. 40 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course is conducted digitally.

Thursday 08.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Thursday 15.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Thursday 22.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Thursday 29.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Thursday 05.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Thursday 12.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Thursday 19.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Thursday 26.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Thursday 03.12. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Thursday 10.12. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Thursday 17.12. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Thursday 07.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Thursday 14.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Thursday 21.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Thursday 28.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this course students will be confronted with various institutional components of spatial planning and developent on a European scale. The legal competence for planning is with the national states. Nevertheless, the European Union has impact on spatial development through sector policies (e.g. agriculture, environment, transport and energy, regional policy etc.) as well as informal (e.g. ESDP, Territorial Agenda etc.) and formal (Territorial Cohesion given in the EU Treaties) concepts. Within this frame, different European planning cultures and understandings will be discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral presentation and seminar paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance and participation in the discussion is considered a precondition - this includes the motivation to give structured peer-feedback (20%).
The grade will be additionally made up of the oral presentation (40%) and the seminar paper (40%).

Examination topics

The topics of the student´s presentations will be decided co-creatively during the first course sessions.

Reading list

Dühr, S., Colomb, C. & Nadin V. (2010) European Spatial Planning and Territorial Cooperation; London and New York: Routledge

Reimer, M., Getimis, P. & Blotevogel, H.H. (2014) Spatial planning systems and practices in Europe. A comparative perspective on continuity and changes; London and New York: Routledge

Association in the course directory

(MG-S5-PI.f) (MG-W3-PI) (MR2-PI) (L2-c-zLV) (MA UF GW 02-2)

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:22