About us


Urban and regional development as well as transport infrastructure shapes our everyday life at a fundamental level. The layout of residential and industrial areas, the development and preservation of green belts and parks, and the planning and operation of transport facilities are the foundation not only for attractive living and site conditions, but also for personal and economic exchange. Above all, the structural layout of cities and regions determines traffic volume and therefore environmental consequences such as noise and exhaust gas emissions. Today’s central challenge is urban and regional adaption – to demographic change, to climate change, and to an economical, efficient use of resources such as space, energy, and financial means. To meet these challenges, the Institute of Urban and Transport Planning is working on interdisciplinary solutions for sustainable urban settlements, transport systems, and planning processes. This is based in scientifically sound empirical research on lifestyle habits, human behaviour, communication strategies, and stakeholder and governance structures which are necessary to implement new ideas and to convey these ideas to the public.

Range of courses

The Chair of Urban and Transport Planning offers courses for the following degree programmes:

  • Civil Engineering (diploma, B.Sc., M.Sc.)
  • Urban and Transport Planning (secondary subject) as part of M.Sc. programmes (currently being phased out)
  • Urban and Transport Planning (secondary subject) as part of Applied Geography (B.Sc.)
  • Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering Specialization (diploma, B.Sc., M.Sc.)
  • Mobility and Transport (B.Sc., M.Sc.)
  • Environmental Engineering (B.Sc., M.Sc.)
  • Applied Geography (M.Sc.)
  • Economic Geography (M.Sc.)

In the following subjects:

  • Planning Methodology
  • Urban and Regional Planning I
  • Transport Planning I
  • Urban and Regional Planning II
  • Transport Planning II
  • Seminar Urban and Transport Planning
  • Public Administration and Law
  • Organization and Transport System Management of Public Transport
  • Financing Transport Infrastructure and Operation
  • Practical Training at the Institutes of Urban Planning and Traffic Engineering

Check Teaching and Education for further information.