280.981 Strategies of sustainable and resilient spatial development
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, 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...

... understand and critically reflect on fundamental concepts of the funding (financialization), provision, regulation, and governance in infrastructure policy (esp. municipal infrastructures).

The seminar has a planning, governance and economic focus:

-       Means of provisioning and funding municipal, regional or national  infrastructures;

-       critical reflection of financialization of infrastructures;

-       identification and mapping of stakeholders involved;

-       case studies on failures (or [less likely] successes) of financialization of infrastructures.

Subject of course

The seminar deals with the concept of financialization of infrastructures, the pros and (mainly) cons of the logics of financial markets in providing, regulating (accessibility) and funding of infrastructures.The seminar also tackles the question of who is involved in these processes of financialization, and the impacts these processes have on planning decisions.

Teaching methods

-       Introduction to the seminar topics.

-       Reading of 3 papers to prepare for a joint discussion of concepts and principles.

-       Collection and reference to a joint literature basis.

-       Individual research questions.

-       Draft of a seminar paper & presentation in the plenary session.

-       Final presentation of seminar papers (results, conclusions).

Mode of examination


Additional information

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



Course dates

Wed15:00 - 17:0001.03.2023Seminarraum EBU1-1 - RPL Introduction to the seminar, first seminar unit
Wed15:00 - 17:0015.03.2023Seminarraum EBU1-1 - RPL Literature review
Wed16:00 - 18:0022.03.2023Seminarraum EBU1-1 - RPL Research questions and research plan
Wed15:00 - 17:0003.05.2023Seminarraum EBU1-1 - RPL Preliminary findings, state-of-progress
Thu11:00 - 21:0001.06.2023 Final seminar session at the landuni Schloss Drosendorf (arrival on June 1st, 2023; departure June 2nd, 2023, in the morning)Presentation of final results, plenary debate

Examination modalities

Discussion of research question,identification of case study, relevant literature search, theoretical and/or empirical work.

Presentation of the seminar paper.

Seminar paper.

Attendance of all units and active participation in the seminar.

Course registration

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31.01.2023 00:00 01.03.2023 23:55


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Mandatory3. Semester


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