Topics in Science and Technology

Elisabeth Oberzaucher
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2022W, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04476


Urban design and energy

In the face of global warming and the recent energy crisis solutions have to be found quickly that enable us to reduce the impact of human life on the planetary resources. Urbanisation is one key element, but cities require new measures to improve their ecological impact and remain a livable place. We will discuss inhowfar these two challenges can only be met if addressed conjointly. The class will consist of two main parts: In the first part we will establish the theoretical basis, and in the second half students will work on specific questions employing the theory to practical questions. They will interact with specialists from relevant fields and thus acquire hands on experience in tackling complex challenges.

Examination Modalities

Presence is required.

Evaluation will be based on the practical contribution and on an oral exam at the end of term.


Students from other departments or universities will be given a place on the course subject to room capacities.


14 November 2022, 12:45–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
09 December 2022, 09:15–12:45 CDS Lecture Room
12 December 2022, 12:45–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
16 December 2022, 09:15–12:45 CDS Lecture Room
16 January 2023, 12:45–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
20 January 2023, 09:15–12:45 CDS Lecture Room
27 January 2023, 09:15–12:45 CDS Lecture Room

Course Enrolment

From 31 July 2022, 11:45 to 17 October 2022, 11:45
Via online registration

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas: Study Area 2: Science and Technology 569/020.02

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Elective Field: only students without a bachelor's degree in CDS: from Study Areas 1-6 569/080.10

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Science and Technology: Deepening / Application 700/002.20

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible