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Urban and Regional Planning

Courses held in English

SRP is not offering any English B.Sc. courses this semester.

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Urban sustainable transition - Using urban challenges as a driver for sustainable urban development

Transition to more sustainability is one of the great social challenges of our time. Consequently, sustainable urban transformation stresses structural transition processes (understood here as multidimensional and radical changes) that promote sustainable urban development processes. Furthermore, transition towards sustainability is a social process that should overcome lock-in effects and path dependencies of past developments through innovative ideas and approaches. This includes both, sustainable development in neighbourhoods and the (sustainable) development or transformation of neighbourhoods.

This seminar will cope with strategies and approaches how to create sustainable cities for the future. By using urban challenges (e.g. public health, resilience, affordable or co-housing) as a driver for sustainable urban developments, the students will learn how innovative ideas and approaches emerge, how these ideas contribute to the sustainable transition of cities but also how difficult it is to implement new ideas in practice. In total, the seminar puts emphasis on the interfaces and boundaries of strategic spatial planning and sustainable transitions by ‘connecting’ transition theories, urban planning theories, governance approaches, urban planning policy styles and (planning) examples from practice. The examples, among other, will cover ‘themes’ and initiatives such as the (sustainable) regeneration of neighbourhoods, the temporary use of spaces, co-housing initiatives or resilient neighbourhoods and will then theoretically be reflected.

Teacher: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Othengrafen

SRP is not offering any SPRING courses this semester.

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