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"Testing the City" - medium-sized towns and their potential for creatives, self-employed people and families

Oversized & sign on the green field

Görlitz and similar small and medium-sized towns far from large metropolises have the potential to offer creative people, freelancers and young families a new home. The special characteristics of these...[more]

Three scientists of the IOER receive Best Papers certificate

[Translate to Englisch:] Zertifikat

The editors of the journal "International Journal of Coal Science & Technology", published by Springer, have honoured three scientists of the Leibniz-Institut of Ecological Urban and Regional Development...[more]

REVIVAL! touring exhibition on display at ZfBK in Dresden

window with exhibition panels and viewer

From February 3 to March 11, the Center for Building Culture Saxony (ZfBK) in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is showing the window exhibition...[more]

IOER Annual Conference 2021 "Space & Transformation" – Submission of contributions until 31 March

urban city structures with urban green

Under the heading "Space & Transformation", the IOER Annual Conference from 22 to 24 September 2021 will focus on societal change. For the first time, interested participants have the opportunity to submit...[more]

Activating the cultural heritage for a better quality of life – strategy recommendations for towns in Saxony and Poland


Many great potentials are lying dormant in historical towns and small cities along the Saxon-Polish border. Their cultural heritage could be exploited to raise the attractiveness of these locations and their...[more]

Cultural heritage as a factor for quality of life – a fresh look at historic small and medium-sized towns

View of the city from above

With their historical centres, many towns and small cities in Germany and Europe have a unique quality of life. However, most studies on urban life as well as city rankings ignore the potential of this...[more]

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

solar cells

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]

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