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Department of Spatial Planning

Key topics at IPS

We offer thesis supervision (in English and German) to Bachelor and Masters students, who are interested in topics such as urban change, planning, and governance; as well as mobilities, infrastructure and housing. The geographical focus is open.

Our interdisciplinary perspective opens a variety of methodological approaches; in principle, theoretical and empirical material should be combined. The main topics listed in the PDF have a guiding propose only.

The interdisciplinary diversity of the department is reflected in previous theses. These are often characterised by a multi-scalar perspective, examining global issues (such as migration) in terms of their local impacts. The geographical focus ranges from Dortmund to various cities and regions in the global South.