WF | The Future of Urban Housing - Sustainable and Social!?

  Ground plan of a building © Herzog und Hagn, 2018  

The course provides insights into various topics of real estate project development and real estate management. The students are given the opportunity to work on compact topics related to the real estate industry. The application of the rules of good scientific practice and the work with different types of information and sources are the focus here. 

Most federal states promote the construction and renovation of publicly subsidised housing within the framework of their state-specific housing promotion regulations (WFB). The aim here is to create affordable housing in the long term, even in tight housing markets. In recent years, the issue of sustainability has not only gained importance in the building sector in general, but is now also reflected concretely in these funding regulations. The federal government has developed methods and standards to ensure the implementation of sustainable housing projects, which have increasingly been incorporated into the funding programmes in recent years. In this way, the climate protection goals adopted by the federal government are to be addressed in publicly funded housing construction.

Within the framework of the compulsory elective module "The Future of Urban Housing - Sustainable and Social !?", the students first receive a brief introduction to the topics of publicly funded housing and sustainability. Afterwards, each student first deals with the different versions of the WFB of a federal state and analyses the changes with regard to sustainable focal points. General requirements or specific requirements for additional funding are to be worked out. The result of the elective module is a theoretical paper in which various measures and instruments for the creation of sustainable publicly funded housing are systematically presented, described and evaluated.


M.Sc. Architecture
M.Sc. Stadtplanung


Compulsory elective module

Number of participants 15
Processing Individual work

Course and exam via RWTHonline

Support Registration for consultation hours at LuFG iPE via RWTHmoodle
Submission Written work and presentation (printed and digital)

Introductory event: 11.04.2022 (16:00 - 18:00, C.A.R.L. | S10)
Supervision: Mondays (16:00 - 18:00, C.A.R.L. | S10)
Deadline: 11.07.2022 by 16:00, iPE


Hannah-Kathrin Viergutz, M.Sc. RWTH
Dr.-Ing. Theresa Kotulla
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elisabeth Beusker