Multiple Scales of Urban Planning and Design

  Karte © OpenStreetMap contributors & Martin Bangratz  

Course Content

The GIS-Box collects and provides knowledge, resources and tools to visualize and analyze spatial data. In this module, students will acquire and apply knowledge and skills in mapping specific issues on different spatial scales. What rhythms do neighborhoods, cities, or regions follow? Mapping physical, functional and procedural dimensions of space will help students to visualize and analyze spatial rhythms and processes of transformation. The Euregio Maas-Rhine will serve as a common spatial point of reference. While much of the content will be for self-study, there will be opportunities to engage in a discourse with peers and scholars. In the end, students will present maps and complete an online exam to showcase both their technical abilities and their theoretical knowledge of spatial analysis.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding processes of transformation on multiple scales
  • Finding and managing spatial data
  • Using basic functions of the software QGIS


Module Responsible

Prof. Dr. Agnes Förster, Chair of Planning Theory and Urban Development

Teaching Staff

Prof. Dr. Agnes Förster, Martin Bangratz


  • 11.10.2023, 14:00-15:30, Zoom
  • 24.10.2023 10:30-14:30, SG 317
  • 13.12.2023 14:00-18:00, Zoom

Examination Date

  • 31.01.2024 14:00-18:00, Zoom
  • 21.02.2024 16:00-17:00, Dynexite

Examination Format

Online presentation and online exam