Urban and regional geographie in the Rust Belt of the USA

Lecture with exercise

Time and place

Virtual presence time: Thursday, 08:45 - 09:45. Link

The event will be held digitally in the winter semester 2020/2021 due to Covid-19. Further information can be found in the Olat course.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Karina Pallagst



The range of topics of this lecture with exercises is oriented towards current planning topics in an international context and will include urban shrinking, inner city development, participatory planning or suburbanization processes in international comparison. Under the guidance of Prof. Pallagst, students will be enabled to conduct research-based learning. Selected project examples serve as input to enable the students to develop their own scientific knowledge. work. Insights into the practice of the spatial planning expert culture are provided by video documentations for public participation. Special emphasis is placed on not presenting the students with ready-made solutions, but rather to enable their own analytical reflection within the learning process in the sense of an open process.


The lecture is concluded by handing in a seminar paper (graded exercise).