Since 2021, Barbara Steinbrunner, opens an external URL in a new window from the Research Department of Land Policy and Land Management, Isabel Stumfol, opens an external URL in a new window (Center for Rural Areas) and Lena Schartmüller, opens an external URL in a new window (Research Department of Urban Planning and Design) have regularly held the two courses "Das Einfamilienhaus" and "Das Einfamilienhaus weitergedacht". The results have already been presented in an exhibition, among other things, as well as published in the 2022 semester volume of the research area of land policy and land management. The series of courses has now been awarded the 2023 AESOP Excellence in Teaching Prize. The judges were impressed that this almost taboo topic is being addressed in planning education and praised the pedagogical approach.
Established by AESOP in 2002, the prize is designed to recognize and encourage excellence in teaching. The general goal of the award is to stimulate the development of courses to better prepare students for their future practice, to further educate practices, and to encourage the development of a critical perspective. The specific purpose of the award is to promote and encourage planning schools to innovate and improve knowledge and skills to respond to existing and emerging planning challenges.
The official award ceremony and presentation of the course concept will take place at this year's AESOP Congress in Łodz.