Institute of Geography

Political Urbanism and Sustainable Spatial Development

Innovative Teaching

Special teaching projects

The research unit Political Urbanism and Sustainable Spatial Development carries out special projects at irregular intervals to improve teaching. These projects serve to update existing teaching concepts and to adapt the didactic methods. The financing of these projects usually consists of a combination of own funds and external funding, e.g. funding from the Vice-Rectorate for Teaching or the Promoting Sustainable Development in Teaching (FNE). The projects are subject to didactic advice from the University Didactics & Teaching Development Department of the Centre for University Continuing Education (ZUW) and technical assistance from the Support Center for ICT-Aided Teaching and Research (iLUB). Previous projects are listed below:

HS19: Research studio Political urbanism and sustainable spatial development (26650)
Project period HS 2019
Study level Master
KSL-number 26650
Course

What does sustainable spatial development imply for local planning?

Research studio for practice-oriented learning of factors determining success or failure of sustainability using the example of a revision of building regulations.

Project description

With the support of the area of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the course Research studio for HS19 is being redesigned in terms of content and didactics. The teaching project has two goals:

(1) A stronger anchoring of sustainability in teaching, especially through practice-oriented research of factors influencing success or failure of sustainable development in local planning.

(2) A didactic reorientation of the course (more closely following the concept of a research workshop) and thus the establishment of project work in teaching

Funding Promoting Sustainable Development in Teaching (ESD)
Contact Andreas Hengstermann & Jean-David Gerber
FS18: Urban and Regional Planning 1 (103751 + 100610)
Project period FS 2018
Study level Bachelor
KSL-number Lecture 103751 and tutorials 100610
Course Urban and Regional Planning 1
Project description Refresher course on content, didactics and technical aspects of the lecture and tutorial Urban and Regional Planning 1
Funding Own funds & funding by Vice Rectorate Teaching ("Promotion of Innovative Teaching")
Contact Andreas Hengstermann
HS17: Lecture Human Geography (100485)
Project period HS 2017
Study level Bachelor
KSL-number 100485
Course Human Geography - Part on Spatial Planning 
Project description Content, didactic and technical upgrade of the lecture
Funding Own funds & funding by Vice Rectorate Teaching ("Promotion of Innovative Teaching")
Contact Jean-David Gerber