Framework Theme

Framework Theme Curriculum 2013 - 2016


The framework theme for the Doctoral College curriculum in the period 2013 – 2016 is “Transformation of Cities and Landscapes”. The diverse changes taking place in living environments with the predominantly inward focus on infill development, changes in the fields of mobility, landscape, demographics, energy, and not least climate change, call for integrated, demonstrable strategies and concepts for comprehensive, holistic transformation. In order to explore and delimit their research topics the doctoral students at the various universities and institutes of higher education will analyse significant spatial issues relating to the transformation of cities and landscapes of national and European importance in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.