Urban, Regional and Transport Planning (UIW)


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Andreas Witte

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The course “Urban, Regional and Transport Planning” is offered in cooperation with the Chair of Traffic Engineering. Students of Environmental Engineering are given an introduction to the layers and the principles of planning processes in German administration systems. This includes a description of each stakeholder and phase of the planning process as well as a demonstration of the tools available.

Additionally, the course covers the tools of environmental protection and the impact of building and operating infrastructure on our environment. Noise and air pollution play a particular role in this. Students are then introduced to the tools for assessing the impact of planned measures on the environment and are given an overview of how to consider and evaluate this impact in planning.

Finally, students gain insight into the tasks and procedures of transport planning and mobility management. Both are indispensable in order to ensure environmentally and socially conscious mobility in the long term and are therefore a vital tool to reduce the environmental impact of transport.


Teaching Aims

  • Fundamental understanding of the German planning system
  • Determining and evaluating the environmental impact of infrastructural measures
  • Fundamental understanding of transport planning
  • Fundamental understanding of mobility management

Exam Information

The Urban, Regional, and Transport Planning exam is an e-exam. Further information is provided during the course.

In order to take the exam, students are required to register for the exam via CampusOffice by a set deadline. This registration is not identical with the registration for the course and must be carried out in addition to the course registration.


Further information about the lecture, the exercise and the exam can be found in RWTHonline.