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5005143: Theory of Sustainability in Architecture and Planning

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Semester:WS 20/21
Scheduled in semester:1
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:40.0 L / 30.0 h
Self-directed study time:120.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Doctoral degree programme in Architecture and Planning (01.09.2010)


In winter semester 2019/20 the topic "landscape" will be the focus of the module. Everything is landscape. The way we live and eat, which mobility behaviour we demonstrate, which priorities we set at the planning policy and which values we attach to buildings and open spaces, determines the quality of the landscape. It is a collective good that must be preserved, negotiated and further developed together.
Within this module, we will deal with the change of perspective that is taking place in the European context: to think the inward settlement development from the landscape. What theoretical approaches can this thinking refer to, what planning policy and planning practical consequences does it entail?

Lecture Goals

The students receive an overview of the current urban and landscape-theoretical and planning-political discussion on a landscape oriented inward settlement development. Students are able to reflect critically on the various positions and relate them to their own research. The students can formulate their own theoretical position on the topic.


Lectures Method

Participation in the module events
Self-study of the topic urban development and landscape
Presentation and writing of a paper about the topic

Admission Requirements



A literature list will be issued in the kick-off event.

Exam Modalities

Participation in the kick-off event and the final presentation as well as further meetings in coordination with the lecturer.
The students have to write a paper (3-5 pages) about landscape-oriented urban development, discussing the concept to their individual research.


  • PAR-DS_Theory of Sustainability in Architecture and Planning (WS 20/21, abgesagt)