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Touring exhibition revives historic city centres in Saxony and Lower Silesia

(Photo: REVIVAL/IOER-Media)
exhibition walls are set up one behind the other at a place

In the project REVIVAL! - Revitalization of Historic Towns in Lower Silesia and Saxony a touring exhibition has been created. Until the beginning of October it is on tour in the German-Polish border region. It provides information about the history and architectural heritage of the ten cities involved in the project and how both can be used to revitalise the historical centres. Next year, the exhibition will also be on display in Dresden. [more]

Heavy rain risk prevention in Saxony and Europe - new website informs about suitable measures

(Source: A. Sauer, IOER)
detailview of a map

A collection of information, tools and practical examples for dealing with the natural hazard of heavy rainfall events is now available to local authorities and interested parties. The release of these toolbox marks the end of the EU project RAINMAN. Among other things, the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) has contributed high-resolution hazard warning maps. [more]

Dr. Martina Artmann from IOER Appointed TUD Young Investigator

(Photo: R. Vigh/IÖR-Media)
Photo Martina Artmann

Since June, Dr. Martina Artmann from the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is one of the "TUD Young Investigators". The program of the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) supports junior group leaders at the science hub Dresden. [more]

Apply now: From 2021 DLGS investigates Challenges of Spatial Sustainability Transformations

(Photo: M. Wolfram/IÖR-Media)
Part of a metropole

The Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) relaunches with a new concept and program, new members in its committees, and a hot topic: the increasing problems caused by heat and drought in urban contexts. From 2021, the international graduate school will work on "spatial sustainability transformations" in an interdisciplinary manner, offering scholarships to address selected priority challenges. Interested young scientists can apply until September 15, 2020 [more].

About us - IOER

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development is a non-university research center, 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 human-ecological 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 interdisciplinary, working across the social, natural and engineering sciences. It is also transdisciplinary, collaborating in knowledge co-production with stakeholders in the public, private and civil society sectors. We aim to foster just urban and regional transformations that enable humanity to thrive within a safe ecological operating space.

We are committed to comprehensive sustainability management for all our activities. We set great value on training young researchers and supporting academic careers. We also promote equal opportunities and the compatibility between work and family life. Our approach has therefore repeatedly received the TOTAL-E-QUALITY award.

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