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lök130 - Environmental Planning (Complete module description)
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Module label Environmental Planning
Module abbreviation lök130
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Landscape Ecology (Master) > Wahlpflichtmodule
Responsible persons
  • Schaal, Peter (module responsibility)
  • Schaal, Peter (Module counselling)
  • Kalinina, Olga (authorised to take exams)
  • Lecke-Lopatta, Thomas (authorised to take exams)
  • Schaal, Peter (authorised to take exams)
  • Prinz, Markus (authorised to take exams)
  • Hübotta, Lisa (authorised to take exams)
Basic knowledge of environmental planning. Students who have not gained such basic knowledge during the Bachelor course please contact the persons responsible for the module in order to evaluate possibilities for catching up relevant knowledge.
Skills to be acquired in this module
The students will
  • gain advanced knowledge into the formal and informal organization of spatial developmental processes in a combination of disciplinary and interdisciplinary concepts;
  • get to know the system of privileged planning combined with cross-section planning as well as investigate and assess possible deductions for concrete decision making;
  • elaborate case studies and typical planning problems in seminar papers and develop their own positions regarding the instruments;
  • get to know assessment methods for all important ecosystem compartments and gain the skills to deduce ecosystem services from ecosystem functions.
Ranking and position of the module within the course of studies:
The module offers fundamental and advanced knowledge in the first semester on the basis of which planning exercises can be performed during the Master courses
Module contents
a) Development of models and assessment of ecosystem functions for environmental planning:
Presentation of theoretical concepts and practicable methods applied to assess ecosystem functions

b) Actor-oriented planning instruments:
Presentation of aims, forms and mechanisms of formal and informal instruments of area and environmental planning considering participative forms of the actor in different frameworks

c) Special planning:
Presentation of legal grounds, organization, instruments and practical methods of planning institutions including negative or positive impacts on the environmental quality for humans and nature. Possibilities of influencing the planning results from the point of view of precautionary environmental protection

d) Conservation and Evaluation of Soils:
Presentation of legal grounds, practical methods and opportunities for soil protection and soil evaluation in regional and environmental planning.
Recommended reading
Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ed.): Handwörterbuch der Raumordnung, Hannover 1995.
Benz, A.: Governance. Regieren in komplexen Regelsystemen. Eine Einführung. 2nd edition.Wiesbaden 2010.
Grundwasserbewirtschaftungsplan Hessisches Ried. Darmstadt 1999.
Moseley, M.J. (Ed.): Local Partnerships for Rural Development. The European Experience. Cambridge 2003.
Pütz, M.; Buchholz, K.-H. (2003): Anzeige- und Genehmigungsverfahren nach dem Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz. 7th edition. Berlin.
Additional literature will be announced during the lectures.
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Type of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Teaching/Learning method a) V/SE 2 SWS
b) SE 2 SWS
c) SE 2 SWS
Gruppengröße entsprechend der Zulassungszahl
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
Before the end of the module
Seminar paper
Type of course Seminar
On-site workload 84 h