Bernd Scholl: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Prof. em. Dr. Bernd Scholl
Inst. f. Raum- u. Landschaftsentw.
ETH Zürich, HIL H 41.3
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipProfessor emeritus

101-0489-02LInterdisciplinary Project Restricted registration - show details 12 credits24AB. Scholl
AbstractWorking on a concrete interdisciplinary task on spatial development and infrastructure systems
ObjectivePromote independent, structured and scientific work; learn to apply engineering methods; deepen the knowledge in the field of the treated task.
ContentThe project work is supervised by a professor. Students can choose from different subjects and tasks.
103-0317-00LSustainable Spatial Development I
Only for master students, otherwise a special permisson by the lecturer is required.
3 credits2GB. Scholl
AbstractThe lectures imparts important knowledge for solving spatial relevant conflicts and problems. Case studies will be used to demonstrate the implementation in practice.
ObjectiveSpatial development deals with the development and the design of our living space. To meet the expectations, the interests and the plans of the different actors, it is needed a planning approach considering the overview of both the actual and future situation.
The concept of sustainable development in spatial planning leads necessarily to an efficient management of the resources, especially regarding the resource land. The basics of this important discipline will be the subject of this lecture, which is therefore organised in three parts:
- Inner development
- Integrated spatial and infrastructure development
- Cross-border issues in spatial development

Tasks of Spatial Planning and development
Issues of local and supra-local interest
Recurring spatial changes, impacts and key figures
Formal and informal instruments and procedures in spatial planning
Spatial Design - Ideas about the future
Reasoning and assessing the situation in spatial planning
Spatial planning as a sequence of decisions and interventions
Process and procedures management
Focus issues - Inner development before external development
Focus issues - Cross-border tasks
Focus Issues - Integrated spatial and infrastructure development
Lecture notesFuther information and the documents for the lecture can be found on the homepage of the Chair of Spatial Development.
103-0325-AALPlanning II
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
5 credits4RB. Scholl
AbstractThe lecture imparts methodological and instrumental fundamentals for spatial planning and will be exemplified by exploring two Zurich city quarters.
ObjectiveSpatial planning is concerned with the foresighted design of the built and un-built environment. Starting points are spatially relevant problems that need to be explored, clarified and solved. The cornerstone of the course is formed by an independent exploration by the student of two Zurich city quarters that involves investigating specific spatially relevant conditions, recognizing regularities and relevant problems.
ContentThe self-study course compromises the following readings:
Chapters of:
- Lynch, Kevin: «The Image of the City»,
- Alexander, Christopher et al.: «A Pattern Language»,
- Mikoleit, Anne and Pürckhauer, Moritz: «Urban Code», and
- «SIDAIA - Spatial and Infrastructure Development: An Integrated Approach».

The graded semester performance comprises a condensed paper to be written by the student reflecting both the literature read as well as exemplarily applying the knowledge gained from the literature by independently exploring the two city quarters.
Lecture notescf. content
Literaturecf. content
103-0817-00LGeomatics Seminar Restricted registration - show details 4 credits2SM. Rothacher, K. W. Axhausen, A. Geiger, A. Grêt-Regamey, L. Hurni, M. Raubal, B. Scholl, U. A. Weidmann, A. Wieser
AbstractIntroduction to general scientific working methods and skills in the core fields of geomatics. It includes a literature study, a review of one of the articles, a presentation and a report about the literature study.
ObjectiveLearn how to search for literature, how to write a scientific report, how to present scientific results, and how to critically read and review a scientific article
ContentA list of themes for the literature study are made availabel at the beginning of the semester. A theme can be selected based on a moodle.
Prerequisites / NoticeAgreement with one of the responsible Professors is necessary
115-0502-00LLecture Week 01: Spatial Planning: Function and Methods Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS, DAS and CAS in Spatial Planning.
2 credits1GB. Scholl
AbstractSignificant tasks for spatial development in the future involve the internal development of existing areas, the development of integrated solutions in cross-cutting areas of housing, transportation, and landscape as well as addressing transboundary tasks in the context of european and global perspectives; fundamental methods in spatial planning for exploring, clarifying and solving spatial tasks.
ObjectiveAim of the course unit is the acquaintance and the comprehension of important tasks and principles in spatial planning; important methodical modules like asessment of the situation, concentration on important tasks as well as designing, decision-making and argueing are providing also a base for working on both study projects of the MAS programme.