280.935 Ethics of Planning
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • critically reflect on selected spatial development strategies,
  • understand the impacts of spatial development strategies at different spatial levels,
  • reflect on values and culture in spatial planning.

We spatial planners are the lobbyists of space. We claim the right to plan for a better future. The question for whom or in which form this improvement is realized is rarely addressed. On the contrary, our space is full of conflicts and the demands for space are wide ranging. During the seminar, own planning projects will be reflected and common (value) positions will be elaborated in order to be able to argue, comment and reflect on the complexity of development – from the global to the local scale.

Subject of course

Through collaborative discussions aimed at reflecting and interpreting the values of the different actors in spatial planning, the challenges for the profession will be explored and analyzed. After this interdisciplinary and theoretical discourse (based on own projects), a collective canon of values will be developed. This will provide the basis for reflecting on one's own actions in space.

Teaching methods

Self-determined and self-organized learning, research (literature, projects, media), lectures, discussion, fishbowl and value workshop.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The course is eligible for credit as a supplementary course in all elective modules.

The course content can be focused depending on the respective elective module and the students' interests. The thematic bracket - ethics ofplanning - offers the possibility to look at all focal topics from new perspectives.

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Tue16:00 - 18:0011.10.2022 - 17.01.2023Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Ethik der Raumwerte
Mon16:00 - 18:0013.03.2023Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL austausch
Ethics of Planning - Single appointments
Tue11.10.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Kick-Off
Tue18.10.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Diskurs 1 – Werte in der Raumplanung
Tue08.11.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Diskurs 2 – Akteur:innen
Tue22.11.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Diskurs 3 – Beispiele Projekte
Tue06.12.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Eigene Projekte reflektieren
Tue13.12.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Diskurs 4 – Wertekanon
Tue10.01.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Wertekanon reflektieren
Tue17.01.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Review – Lessons Learned
Mon13.03.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL austausch

Examination modalities

Orally (active participation in the seminar) and in written form (canon of values, reflection matrix and visualization of value systems)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.09.2022 09:00 01.10.2022 23:55 01.10.2022 23:55


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified


No lecture notes are available.


  • Attendance Required!