Recht und Verwaltung

Project I - Sustainable Urban Planning

The central question of this project is: What does it take to plan, build, and maintain a sustainable urban development project?

Students will conduct three case studies focusing on the specific measures of project management, cooperation of actors, use of formal and informal planning instruments, design of the planning procedure, communication strategies, and quality management. The studies also encompass a brief description of the applied technical measures to ensure the quarters’ resource efficiency (especially with a view to water, energy, material, and noise). However, the main aim of the project is to learn about the complex interaction of key actors, instruments, and procedures in sustainable urban development.

Students analyze documentations and evaluations of the projects including land use plans and contracts. They also design and conduct interviews with planners, architects, residents, and neighbours, maybe within an excursion.