Planning space is usually defined by political and administrative boundaries, although our living and economic space is shaped by functional contexts such as: catchment area, everyday travel, and spatial identity. When planning regional development, the region must always be redefined as the object of planning and communicated as such during the participation process. Further development of the region in partnership with local people is the goal of innovative regional development.

The Research Unit (formerly Centre) of Regional Planning and Regional Development deals with methods, the process design, implementation, and evaluation of regional spatial planning and regional development. Through dissertations, research projects, commissioned projects, final year projects and practical courses, we study, develop and accompany the implementation of spatial development processes and instruments that cut across municipal, provincial, and national borders. In this context, interdisciplinary collaboration with experts, universities, public authorities, and NGOs is regarded as an essential component and put into practice accordingly.

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Auf dem Bild ist eine Einladung zur Präsentation von zwei Pubilkationen zu sehen
© Martin Aufhauser

On Tuesday, August 8, 2023 from 17:00 the two publications "ISEK hoch 4" and "Energieraumplanung Vösendorf 2022" will be presented in the Research…

Auf Weißem Hintergrund ist das Lehrveranstaltungsangebot des Sommersemesters 2023 zu sehen.
© Martin Aufhauser

We can hardly wait! Soon the registration for the summer semester 2023 will start - in our overview, you will find a number of exciting courses…