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The department „International Urbanism“ is dedicated to the foundations and
preconditions of urbanism in the international context. The focus is on global
urbanisation processes as well as the continuous metropolitisation, the development of
new types of urban agglomerations, settlement and housing forms and new forms of
urban governance.

Emphasis in teaching and research is the development of a new understanding of
planning, that includes the newly emerging tasks related to the diversity of actors and
the informalisation of planning processes. At the same time teaching and research aims
to contribute to spatially relevant solutions.