Department International Planning Systems

Lectures in Kaiserslautern

The department International Planning Systems coordinates the courses of the Master programme 'Border Studies' at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. The following courses are regularly offered in Kaiserslautern:

Lecture with excercise
Winter term 

Place and Time 
Building 1, Room U34

Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30

Please consult the KIS for the concrete dates.

Contact

Dr.-Ing. Beate Caesar

Prof. Karina Pallagst

Description 
The aim of the course is to,

  1. examine, discuss and to question critically the planning systems of various countries.
  2. communicate recent challenges, problems and methods in the field of urban planning in different countries.
  3. practice teamwork and presentation techniques.

The course offers an overview about planning systems in Europe and world wide and teaches basic information and characteristics of different planning cultures that planning practise has to deal with. Additionally, serveral smaller excercises are used to train the student's critical reflection of practices in urban planning, especially in comparison to German practices. In this context also diametrical developments, perceptions and paradigms shall be pointed out. Current planning methods and challenges will be presented. The students are actively integrated in comparable analyses of urban development planning. In group work the students explore planning systems of various states and add to an existing Wiki of earlier years.

Material

Ξ   A website will be installed for the course (OLAT)

Ξ   In the library you can find a collection of literature for the course

Ξ   Additional teaching materials will be provided during the course

Language 
Predominantly German; Some teaching materials are in English language


Seminar
Winter term 

Place and Time 
Building 57, Room 315

Tuesdays, 15:30 - 17:00

Please consult the KIS for the concrete dates.

Contact

Prof. Dr. Marcus Höreth

Description

Sixty years ago, at the Messina Conference, the first steps were taken towards a United Europe that is considered a unique model of success for supranational integration. This positive assessment is now contrasted by increasing scepticism, as can be seen, for example, from the declining approval rates of the Euro-Barometer or from growing disagreement between the EU Member States, for example on the refugee issue. The seminar examines the history and theories of European integration, analyses the political system of the EU and investigates the causes of the erosion of the legitimacy of European politics. Will there even be a phase of disintegration or even division of Europe in the near future?

Material

Ξ   A website will be installed for the course (OLAT)

Ξ   Additional teaching materials will be provided during the course

Language 
Predominantly German; Some teaching materials are in English language


Lecture
Winter term 

Place and Time 
Building 1, Room U34

Tuesdays, 13:45 - 15:15

Please consult the KIS for the concrete dates.

Contact

Dr.-Ing. Kirsten Mangels

Description 
The students will be presented planning systems and planning practices outside Germany and methods for applying the acquired knowledge to specific problems outside Germany will be taught.

Material

Ξ   A website will be installed for the course (OLAT)

Ξ   Additional teaching materials will be provided during the course

Language 
Predominantly German.


Lecture
Winter term 

Place and Time 
Building 1, Room 106

Mondays, 13:45 - 15:15

Please consult the KIS for the concrete dates.

Contact

Prof. Dr. jur. Willy Spannowsky

Description 

 

Material

Ξ   A website will be installed for the course (OLAT)

Ξ   Additional teaching materials will be provided during the course

Language 
German.


Seminar

Winter term

Place and Time:

Building 86, Room 105

Block Seminars on Wednesday or Friday, 09:00 - 15:00

Please consult the KIS for the concrete dates and sign up for the course in KIS Office.

Contact

Prof. Dr. Georg Wenzelburger

Description

European border regions have developed in the last decades and established not only their own political bodies (e.g. Eurodistricts, Oberrheinrat, Quattropole) but also implemented policies that are specifically directed at these border regions. The seminar aims at exploring the policy and politics in several European border regions. It is set up as a research seminar where students work together in smaller groups on a concrete research topic, establish their own research project, conduct qualitative or quantitative research on their own and present results. The seminar is organized in four modules.

In a first session in the beginning of the semester, the basic outline of the seminar is presented and discussed. Furthermore, project teams are established and brainstorm on possible research projects. A second session is a one-day workshop on politics and policies of border regions and introduces students to the main policy theories and analytic frameworks from the comparative politics literature. We will also discuss the impact of the EU on the development of these regions. Research groups will then work on “their” chosen border region and present a first overview of the regions and their political setup in a two-day-workshop in mid-December. The groups will then also focus on the policies that are implemented at the level of border regions. The third module will take place in the end of January when students will present the first results of their policy analysis. The fourth and final meeting is scheduled for February when students will present the final result of their research project in a poster session.

Material

Ξ A website will be installed for the course (OLAT).

Ξ Additional teching materials will be provided during the course.

Language

English.

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