Contents and goals

Have you already asked yourself this question?

  • Why are traffic problems becoming more instead of less?
  • Why are ecological goals missed in transport planning?
  • Why do most municipalities suffer from a chronic lack of money?
  • What are decisions in transport planning based on?
  • What possibilities does the existing legal system offer?
  • Why are supermarkets so successful?
  • What does globalisation have to do with parking spaces?
  • How can the transport system be run on its own merits?
  • Why is it so difficult to create safe routes for pedestrians?
  • How is transport related to jobs and economic success?

Answers are provided by our 3-day seminar for practitioners, politicians and stakeholders

Understanding the complex mechanisms of traffic is a basic prerequisite for targeted planning. In recent years, basic research has brought a better understanding of the causes and regularities of mobility and traffic. Particular attention has been paid to the complex, dynamic interrelationships between transport, settlement planning, land use and environmental impacts, which are determined by time delays.

The aim of the seminar is to familiarise practitioners from business and administration, decision-makers and stakeholders with the current principles and methods of transport planning that are necessary to find effective and sustainable solutions to transport problems. The sensible use of relevant planning instruments, guidelines and laws will be covered.

The content is divided into

  • Existing thought patterns, methods and techniques - the right way to deal with them
  • new assured basics of transport planning
    the essential indicators
  • regulation of traffic and structure
  • application for practice

In a concluding workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discuss traffic problems and develop solutions.

Day 1 and 2: Teaching of current basics, methods and procedures of transport planning.

Day 3: Approaches to solving problems brought in by the participants

The number of participants is limited to 12.

For homogeneous groups of 10 people or more, topics, dates and the time schedule can be specifically coordinated.

Documents and contribution

Participants will receive course materials on the individual topics as well as a selection of essential reference books. The seminar fee is € 654 per person. Discounts are granted for groups from one organisation. (If two persons from one organisation participate, the participation fee can be reduced to 500 €. For three or more persons from an organisation, the fee is 400 € per person). The costs for course materials and reference books, snacks during breaks, buffet lunch and drinks are included in the seminar fee.

The contribution is to be transferred within one week after receipt of the invoice.

Organisers and speakers

The seminar is held by the Research Unit of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering at the TU Wien. Professor Knoflacher, the emeritus director of the former Institute for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering, has been working as a transport planner for over 30 years. In the course of his university activities, he and his colleagues have researched basic principles for understanding mobility and traffic. Not least with his more than 400 publications and numerous expert opinions and planning projects, Professor Knoflacher has exerted a decisive influence not only on Austrian transport planning and transport policy.

Civil engineers, spatial planners and mechanical engineers are trained at the Institute of Transportation, Research Unit of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering. The Research Unit is also heavily involved in national and international research and engages in planning and expert activities.


Em.O.Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Hermann Knoflacher
Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr. Günter Emberger
Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Michael Schopf


The next seminar date will be announced.
The number of participants is limited to 12.

Information and registration at
Institute of Transportation
Research Unit of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering
TU Wien
Karlsplatz 13/230-1 (Staircase 1, 3rd floor)
1040 Wien
Phone: +43 1 58801 23101 (Mrs. Spies-Haller)

Links to possible funding for the seminar

  1. VIENNA Main residence
    WAFF Continuing Education Account
    50 % of the course costs are subsidised, max. € 200
  2. CARINTHIA Main residence
    Employee subsidies of the Land
    50 % of the course costs are subsidised
  3. SALZBURG Main residence
    Education cheque of the province of Salzburg
    50 % of the course costs are subsidised