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Electricity from the house wall – the great potential of building facades to capture solar energy

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Roofs are not the only suitable places for installing photovoltaic modules to generate electricity from the sun’s rays. Facades could also play a much more significant role in Germany’s energy transition...[more]

Planning Lab "Spatial Imaginaries Lusatia 2050 – designing sustainable transformation": call for tender

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As part of the BMBF project "Scientific support of the transformation process in Lusatia Region" of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation (IZS) in Görlitz, a...[more]

New network of Leibniz research institutes supports sustainability sciences

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Five research institutes of the Leibniz Association have joined forces to form the Leibniz Research Network "Knowledge for Sustainable Development". In this way, they bundle their competencies with the aim to...[more]

Sustainable development of mega-cities and their rural hinterlands - Chinese-German project enters main phase

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The Chinese-German joint project "Urban-Rural Assembly" has completed the initial Definition Phase with a joint Open Access book publication. It is now entering the Research and Development Phase and will be...[more]

Marc Wolfram confirmed as ISDRS board member

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The director of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), Professor Dr. Marc Wolfram, was re-elected for another term as a board member of the International Sustainable...[more]

MSP NATURE 2021: Online conference on "Nature Conservation in Marine Spatial Planning"

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In cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) and the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz, BfN), the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and...[more]

Guiding principles in transformation processes - IOER develops process design using the case of the Lusatia region

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The phase-out of fossil fuels requires a transformation process in various regions of Europe, which has a deep impact on the lives of local people. Guiding principles can help to shape the future of these...[more]

Final conference of the EU project STRIMA II: Floods, heavy rainfall, droughts - acting in an integrated way, preventing damage

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On 20 November, the EU project STRIMA II will present the results of several years of research on Saxon-Czech flood risk management. The event will take place virtually. Scientists of the IOER present their...[more]

"Living the City" - Exhibition in Berlin-Tempelhof shows contributions from the "Testing the City" project of the IZS

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Until 20 December the exhibition "Living the City" can be seen in the former airport Berlin-Tempelhof. The exhibition about cities, people and stories also presents contributions from the "Testing the City –...[more]

Web-Talk on Urban Climate Change Responses: What is the Role of Geomatics?

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Together with the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in New Delhi/India, the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) invites to an expert discussion. On 27 October,...[more]

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