Space is a conceptual and scientific subject of a wide range of sciences and humanities, and also is the subject of specific policies and interventions. This dualism (study, analysis - intervention, action) defines all the involved sciences and techniques / policies dealing with space and development, such as: Geography, Regional Development, Planning, Urban and Regional planning, etc. The scale of the reference area and the thematic approach (sectoral, etc.) are essentially the key factors that determine the separation between these disciplines. In this sense, the Planning, and hence the Spatial planning, is a broader concept than Urbanism and Urban Planning as these are special cases of the first (smaller reference area).
In this context, the aim and object of the workshop is the systematic application of theoretical principles and techniques of spatial planning and cartography (especially the technology of GIS) to study, analysis and design of selected spatial entities (cases study) through the preparation of student projects.