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Spatial Research for the Anthropocene -

Inauguration Ceremony for Professor Marc Wolfram

(Photo: R. Vigh/IÖR-Media)
in the background are residential houses, in front of them trees and bushes

Since 1 July 2019, Prof. Dr. Marc Wolfram is the new director of the Leibniz Institute of Ecolocical Urban and Regional Development (IOER). At the same time, he takes over the chair of Spatial Development at the Technische Universität Dresden. The official inauguration ceremony and inaugural speech will take place on 5 September (9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.) at Zentralwerk Dresden-Pieschen, Riesaer Straße 32, 01127 Dresden. [further information in German]

Dresden Nexus Conference 2020:

"Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society" - Call for Abstracts open

Logo DNC2020

The third edition of the Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2020) will take place 3–5 June 2020 in the heart of Saxony. DNC is a collaborative effort organized by the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), and the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden). The main theme of DNC2020 will be "Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society". Deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30 September 2019 [more].
Direct link to the conference website

Who We Are ― IOER

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development is a non-university research center in the field of spatial sciences, and a member of the Leibniz Association. Our subject is the sustainable development and transformation of cities and regions in the context of the global environmental crisis.

We investigate dynamic interactions between ecosystems and society at and across multiple spatial scales, as well as  options for responsible stewardship.  Our research is transdisciplinary, working with stakeholders in the public, private and civil society sectors on knowledge transfer and co-production. We aim to foster just urban and regional transformations that enable humanity to thrive within a safe ecological operating space.

We set great value on training and promoting young scientists. We also  promote gender equality and support the compatibility between work and family life. Our approach has therefore repeatedly received the TOTAL-E-QUALITY award.

Research Programme

Research Programme 2019+ (German ony)


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