Knowledge Integration Hub

The Knowledge Integration Hub (KIH) of the IOER helps generate theoretical and methodological foundations for a better understanding and co-shaping of spatial sustainability transformations. The focus is on questions of overarching relevance for the institute’s research, as well as on the reflection and advancement of concepts, methods and practices for inter- and transdisciplinary knowledge integration. To this end, the KIH involves all research areas and engages with pertinent research networks.

The research of the KIH refers to:

  • Concepts, methods and practices suitable for knowledge integration concerning the spatiality of sustainability transformations
  • Ontologically and epistemologically integrative heuristics for spatial sustainability transformations
  • Normativity at the science-policy interface of spatial sustainability transformations
  • Co-development of transformation knowledge for selected socio-ecological-technological spatial configurations

The formats of activities range from targeted exchange between researchers from multiple disciplines to strategic collaboration with leading research associations, networks, and virtual centres as well as in-depth research on selected topics through research projects of the institute and its partners.

The results are supposed to foster knowledge integration in inter- and transdisciplinary research on spatial sustainability transformations. At the same time, they offer a high potential to support decision-making and behavioural change of societal stakeholders across sectors, levels and territories.

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development is jointly funded by the federal government and the federal states.

FS Sachsen

This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.