Universität Wien FIND

290109 PS Contemporary Challenges in Urban and City Region Development (2019S)

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

Details

max. 40 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.03. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 14.03. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Monday 18.03. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 28.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 04.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 04.04. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 02.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 06.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 16.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 23.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 06.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 13.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 27.06. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course focuses on contemporary issues that are strongly connected by functional relations at both city and regional scales. While contemporary challenges in cities also contains processes at neighbourhood level, the regional dimension provides the opportunity to integrate debates about cooperative planning and inter-municipal management practices. For both spatial scales, Vienna will serve as a comparative element for theoretical debates and provide empirical examples and applied research questions. This course includes ex-cathedra teaching and moderated interactive sessions with elements of blended learning based on individual reading practices. A written exam on the knowledge gained from lectures and readings will be held at the end of the semester.

Assessment and permitted materials

- active participation & discussion based on individual reading
- individual presentation (10min in class) OR written commentary on session (app. 3 pages) = 50 % of final mark
- final exam at the end of the semester (multiple-choice) = 50 % of final mark

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum presence: 80% of all course sessions

Grading Scheme:
1 (excellent): 100 - 86 %
2 (good): 85 - 71 %
3 (satisfactory): 70 - 56 %
4 (sufficient): 55 - 41 %
5 (failed): 40 - 0 %

The Austrian grading system ranges from 1 to 5:
1 = excellent
(outstanding performance)
2 = good
(generally good, but with some errors)
3 = satisfactory
(generally sound work with a number of substantial errors)
4 = sufficient
(performance meets the minimum criteria)
5 = failed
(< 50%; substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work)

Examination topics

presentation slides, reading and knowledge gained during discussions in class

Reading list

see Moodle for specific readings for each class

General introductory handbook:
Gottdiener, Budd & Lethtovuori (2016): Key concepts in urban studies. Sage. 2nd edition. London.

Association in the course directory

(MG-S4-PI.f) (MR3-PI) (MU8)

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