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290109 VU Contemporary Challenges in Urban and Regional Development (2020S)

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

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 40 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Updated information on dates and assignments during the forced e-learning period during the summer term 2020 are communicated to all registered participants via Moodle.

Thursday 05.03. 15:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 19.03. 15:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 02.04. 15:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 23.04. 15:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 07.05. 15:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 28.05. 15:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 04.06. 15:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 18.06. 15:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 25.06. 15:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

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. This course includes ex-cathedra teaching and moderated interactive sessions with elements of blended learning based on individual reading practices. A written short-paper at the end of the semester will summarize the knowledge that has been gained from lectures and readings throughout the semester.

Assessment and permitted materials

- active participation & discussion = 10 % of final mark
- assignments of phase I = 50 % of final mark
- assignments of phase II = 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

no final exam

Reading list

see Moodle for specific readings for each class

Association in the course directory

(MG-S4-PI.f) (MR3-PI) (MU 07)

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21