Book a Scientist - Speed Dating with Science

On November 8, curious minds are invited to a new edition of "Book a Scientist". In this format, initiated by the Leibniz Association, Leibniz researchers answer questions on topics that touch everyday life. This time, eleven scientists from the IOER are taking part.

The IOER is represented by eleven scientists in this edition of "Book a Scientist".

How many materials are in buildings and how can a material cadastre help to determine future quantities of construction waste and their recycling potential? What reserves of building land and what inner development potentials of cities exist in Germany? Why are we simply not succeeding in making the transition to sustainable living? How can we still meet housing requirements in view of the need to save land? How can we protect the climate without harming nature? How can public procurement contribute to sustainable development? Is reconnecting with nature a key to triggering changes towards sustainability? How can apps help with climate adaptation? What are the prospects for prefabricated housing estates in eastern German cities? What should modern production structures look like? And how do you motivate building owners to renovate for energy efficiency?

At "Book a Scientist", interested parties can now book an exclusive, virtual conversation with our scientists* on all these topics and 100 more. A complete overview and further information on the event can be found here:

The talks are partly offered in German and English.

Our offers at a glance (* talk in English possible)

  • Andreas Blum: Wohnraum schaffen, Flächen schonen - Bauland und Innenentwicklungspotenziale in Deutschland
  • Markus Egermann: Warum schaffen wir den Wandel zur Nachhaltigkeit nicht - und wie vielleicht doch?*
  • Denise Ehrhardt: Wie werden wir in Zukunft wohnen? Flächensparende Siedlungsentwicklung in Stadt und Land
  • Karin Gruhler: Regionale Materialkataster für Städte
  • Neelakshi Joshi: Climate or Nature? Can we save both?*
  • Jon Morris: Public Procurement as a mechanism for sustainable development*
  • Susanne Müller: Wie kann die Wiederverbindung des Menschen mit der Natur einen Hebel darstellen, um Veränderungen in Richtung Nachhaltigkeit anzustoßen?*
  • Subhashree Nath: How can a web platform help under-resourced communities adapt to climate change?*
  • Stefanie Rößler: Perspektiven für Großwohnsiedlungen in ostdeutschen Städten
  • Lasare Samartzidis: Produzieren im Netzwerk - Ist das Bild der Lieferkette noch aktuell?*
  • Christoph Schünemann: Energetische Gebäudesanierung – wie man Eigentümer zum Handeln motiviert*

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development is jointly funded by the federal government and the federal states.

FS Sachsen

This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.