280.640 Settlement development and spatial planning This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe the essential interrelationships in settlement development and the corresponding spatial control options; to define the instruments of supra-local and local spatial planning and to identify the essential planning and decision-makers in settlement development as well as to explain requirements for participative planning processes; to contribute to current planning-related discussions (e. g. urban sprawl defence, building land mobilisation, climate change, natural hazard management, shopping centres).

Subject of course

  • Introduction to spatial planning (basic functions of existence as object of spatial planning)
  • Tasks of spatial planning (basic features of historical development)
  • Spatial conditions and development trends (population and settlement development, economic development, traffic and transport, landscape and natural resources)
  • Challenges to spatial planning today (regional and national competitiveness, social diversity and solidarity, climate change, adaptation and resource efficiency, cooperative action structures)
  • Planning system in Austria (planning levels, competences and instruments)


Teaching methods

Explanation of relevant planning regulations, especially constitutional regulations, legal and administrative goals, instruments and procedures.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Thu15:00 - 17:0019.10.2023 - 18.01.2024HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Lecture Unit
Thu15:00 - 17:0025.01.2024Hörsaal 6 - RPL Ersatztermin
Settlement development and spatial planning - Single appointments
Thu19.10.202315:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Steinbrunner EH 1 - Einführung
Thu09.11.202315:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Steinbrunner EH 2 - Planungssystematik, örtliche Raumplanung
Thu16.11.202315:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Steinbrunner EH 3 - Flächenwidmungsplan
Thu23.11.202315:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Steinbrunner EH 4 - Baulandmobilisierung, Bebauungsplan
Thu30.11.202315:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Steinbrunner EH 5 - Naturgefahrenmanagement
Thu07.12.202315:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Dillinger EH 1 – Die regionale Planungsebene
Thu14.12.202315:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Dillinger EH 2 – Instrumente der überörtlichen Planung
Thu21.12.202315:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Dillinger EH 3 – Regionale Planungspraxis: Beispiele aus Österreich
Thu11.01.202415:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Dillinger EH 4 – Kooperationen in der Raumplanung
Thu18.01.202415:00 - 17:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Dillinger EH 5 – Österreichisches Raumentwicklungskonzept (ÖREK)
Thu25.01.202415:00 - 17:00Hörsaal 6 - RPL Ersatztermin

Examination modalities

Written exam


We would like to draw your attention to an important passage in the study law regulations of the TU, which have been in force since 05.02.2014:

Deregistration from exams 

§ 18a. (1) Students are entitled to deregister from the examination verbally, in written form or electronically with the examiner or the Dean of Studies up to two working days before the day of the examination.

(2) If students do not show up for an examination without having deregistered in accordance with section 1, the Dean of Studies is entitled to exclude these students from registering for the same examination for a period of eight weeks on the recommendation of the examiner. The period of suspension begins on the day of the examination for which the student has failed to appear despite registering. The students concerned are to be informed of the suspension in an appropriate manner.

(3) If the student can prove that he/she was hindered from deregistering in time according to section 1 by a valid reason (e.g. accident) or another reason worthy of particular consideration, the suspension shall be removed.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri09:00 - 11:0028.06.2024HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL written01.06.2024 09:00 - 26.06.2024 23:55TISS4. Prüfungstermin 2023W

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.09.2023 09:00 31.03.2024 23:55 31.03.2024 23:55


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 266 Environmental Engineering Mandatory1. Semestertrue
Course belongs to the introductory and orientation phase ("Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase")


a. ÖSTERREICHISCHE RAUMORDNUNGSKONFERENZ (2018): Raumordnung in Österreich. ÖROK Schriftenreihe Nr. 202. Wien: https://www.oerok.gv.at/fileadmin/user_upload/publikationen/Schriftenreihe/202/OEROK-SR_202_DE.pdf

b. ÖSTERREICHISCHE RAUMORDNUNGSKONFERENZ (2021): Österreichisches Raumentwicklungskonzept 2030. https://www.oerok.gv.at/oerek2030 ÖROK Schriftenreihe Nr. 210. Wien.

c. ÖSTERREICHISCHE RAUMORDNUNGSKONFERENZ (2021): 16. Raumordnungsbericht. ÖROK Schriftenreihe Nr. 209, Wien.

d. SCHINDEGGER, Friedrich (1999): Raum. Planung. Politik. Wien

Teil Dillinger:

  • Landesentwicklungsprogramm 2011 Burgenland und Angang A, B (Broschüre zum LEP 2011)

  • Regionales Raumordnungsprogramm südliches Wiener Umland

  • Regionales Raumordnungsprogramm Untere Enns

  • Sachprogramm Standortentwicklung für Wohnen und Arbeiten im Salzburger Zentralraum

  • Burgenländische Raumordnungsgesetz (überörtliche Raumplanung)

  • Salzburger Raumordnungsgesetz (überörtliche Raumplanung)

  • Niederösterreichisches Raumordnungsgesetz (überörtliche Raumplanung)

  • ÖREK 2011

  • ÖREK 2030

  • ÖREK Agenda Stadtregionen (http://www.mecca-consulting.at/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/ME_06_Agenda-STadtregionen.pdf)

Previous knowledge