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Group before DHMD

On 22 and 23 September the IOER Annual Conference "Space & Transformation: Liveable Futures" took place at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden. The conference focused on social and ecological change in neighbourhoods, cities and regions and discussed this topic in a transdisciplinary environment with actors from science and practice.

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Director Prof. Marc Wolfram at the podium

The IOER celebrated its 30th anniversary together with guests at a festive event on 21 September.

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The project "GiB_Raum – Gender Aspects in the View of Spatial Sustainability and Transformation Research" started at the IOER with a substantive exchange on topics of social justice, gender relations and socio-ecological transformations. Together with its lead partner, the ARL – Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association, the IOER is developing a strategy for systematically and permanently integrating gender aspects into the research structures and processes of both institutions.

[Translate to English:] Banner zu "Auf die Plätze fertig los" mit Häusern

With its project idea "Architectural heritage and climate-friendly construction in Dresden" (Baukultur und klimafreundliche Architektur in Dresden), the IOER and its partners are among the finalists in the citizen science competition "Auf die Plätze! Citizen Science in your city". In October, it will be decided which three projects will receive the funding for implementation. Until 25 September, the project teams could collect public points via online voting.

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Person in front of exhibition walls

Germany's landscapes are diverse and constantly changing. Growing cities, wind turbines and solar fields, high-voltage lines, new traffic routes, agricultural industry and increasing technology are changing the landscape faster and faster. The exhibition "The Shape of Space - Landscapes of Germany as Images of Society" makes this change visible with diverse aerial photographs. The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) will present the exhibition from 1 to 26 August…

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small green area with trees between two streets

How can cities integrate small green spaces into their environmental management and thus achieve a lot for the urban climate and biodiversity? This question - and thus the concept of urban environmental acupuncture - was the focus of the Interreg-CENTRAL-EUROPE project SALUTE4CE for three years. The project partners from five European countries, including the Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IÖR), have summarized the results in a handbook.

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4 people discuss a map on a presentation wall

How can Lusatia develop by the year 2050 - without coal mining and instead ecologically sustainable and livable for the local people? This was the question addressed last year by the planning lab "Raumbilder Lausitz 2050" (Spatial Imaginaries Lusatia 2050). Four interdisciplinary teams designed their visions for the region in structural change as multi-layered spatial images. Until 31 August, the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is showing the results in an exhibition at the Görlitz Administrative District Office (Landratsamt). They can also be read in a…

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Market hustle

The challenges and opportunities of sustainability transformation and migration in small towns and peripheralized regions will be the subject of this year's "DENKSALON Ecological and Revitalising Urban Renewal" in Görlitz on 9 and 10 September. The Interdisciplinary Centre for Transformative Urban Regeneration (IZS) invites experts from science and practice for intensively exchanging ideas. The venue is the Tivoli Görlitz.

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View over a green hedge to a city

The Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) is looking for young researchers who would like to gain further qualifications in the field of spatial sustainability sciences.

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View from above of river, people, flowers, barges

Under the theme "Biodiversity - Stewardship for Vital Resources", the fourth Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2022) from 23 to 25 May was dedicated to one of the most pressing questions worldwide – how can biodiversity be preserved and protected? The approximately 350 participants from more than 60 countries also discussed the question of what role biodiversity plays or should play in the concept of the Resource Nexus, i.e. integrated perspectives on the use of vital resources. The international online conference was co-organised by the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), the Technische…

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