DLGS Winter School on "Urban Futures"

Questions of sustainable urbanism, spatial planning and transformation as well as the role of technology in shaping future cities are the focus of an international Winter School hosted by the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS). The event will take place on 15 December in Dresden.

Under the heading “Urban Futures - Shaping Sustainable Cities”, the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) invites PhD students to its Winter School 2023 at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden. It is aimed at young researchers who conduct cutting edge research at the cross section of sustainability science and spatial planning.

The DLGS Winter School offers PhD students an interdisciplinary exchange with renowned scholars and experts from diverse backgrounds and the opportunity to obtain diverse feedback on their own work and to deepen their knowledge of the research field. Participants also have the opportunity to connect with fellow participants, potential collaborators and mentors. Another highlight of the event is an expert workshop with Hanne Cecilie Geirbo, Associate Professor in Sustainability Transitions at Oslo Metropolitan University (OSLOMET) on the topic of “’Out of sight, out of mind’ - promoting sustainability in urban planning through representations.”

Participation in the DLGS Winter School is offered at no cost. However, participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation. A prerequisite for participation is a successful application with an abstract. Submissions that offer fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the complex challenges of urbanization are welcome. The submission deadline is 23 October 2023.

More information on the DLGS website

About the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS)

The Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) is a structured doctoral program in the field of spatial sustainability science, with attractive scientific collaborations and a tailored academic program. It is a joint interdisciplinary facility of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), and the TUD – Dresden University of Technology. It was established in 2008 to address the spatial implications of grand societal challenges.

Contact at the IOER
Dr Shikha Ranjha (Scientific Coordination of the DLGS)
e-mail: dlgsioer@ioer.de

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.