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.


[Translate to English:] Screenshot der Landing Page der Website Gender Planning

The final outcomes of Petra Hirschler's and Sabina Riß' courses on gender planning are now available online. On exhibition are student projects that…

Group photo of all participants sitting at the kitchen table. From left to right: Martin Aufhauser, Hartmut Dumke, Magdalena Augustin, Maria Stepan, Sibylla Zech (virtually on screen), Theresa Janesch (virtually on screen), Armin Winkler, Paul Koo, Angela Albrecht-Plessl
© Hartmut Dumke

Today we held a tutor breakfast to welcome our new tutors at the Research Unit of Regional Planning and Regional Development...


Course overview for the summer semester 2021, presented on a white background

The course overview for the 2021 summer semester is now available online. The courses offered at and in cooperation with the Research Unit of Regional…