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Department of Spatial Planning

Hints for the term papers within the study programs Spatial Planning (BSc, MSc)

These hints refer to all term papers supervised by Chair of Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning within the study programs 'Spatial Planning' (BSc and MSc). They may be useful for other purposes (Seminars, Theses etc.), too.

Please don't forget to check publications in high ranked international journals, which are listed in data bases, such as:

Journals in the field of spatial planning available at university library of Dortmund University of Technology please find here:

If publications you are looking for are not available, you can purchase them via

Please don't limit your investigation to internet publications or publications in German language.

We suggsest the following organization of the paper: (Summary) - Introduction - Theoretical Background -  Problem description - Research Questions - Methods and Data - Results/Discussion - Conclusion/Perspective/Further Research.

We recommend using a consistent citation style. For maps, please do not forget the legend, scale and north arrow.

Term papers, B.Sc. and Master's theses should be uploaded in electronic form via Exabase. There are no further formal requirements.