IOER Annual Conference 2022 "Space & Transformation: Liveable Futures"

Under the title "Space & Transformation: Liveable Futures", the IOER Annual Conference 2022 on 22 and 23 September will focus on fundamental change in neighborhoods, cities, and regions. The conjoined Summer School on 21 September will offer early-stage researchers space to discuss their work. Submissions were possible until 15 April. We are currently preparing the programme of the conference.

In the face of rapidly changing social and environmental conditions and high degrees of uncertainty transformative development is key for realizing liveable futures. Human activities, economic practices and settlement patterns have fundamentally altered foundations of life such as regional climate, ecosystem services, biodiversity, and resource availability. In turn, settlements and open spaces are increasingly threatened by natural hazards.

How could possible futures look like that we consider as “liveable” under these conditions? What capacities for adaptation and change, what “transformative capacities” are needed to realize them? And what role does the progressing digitalisation play in this?

The team of the IOER would like to discuss these urgent questions together with guests from science and practice on 22 and 23 September 2022 at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden. Contributions could be submitted until 15 April. We are currently planning the programme. Registration for the IOER Annual Conference will be possible from mid-May.

The programme will include sessions on the following topics:

Transformation dynamics and the making of liveable places
Co-creating futures: Transformative visions, pathways, and experiments
Liveable landscapes: Towards biological diversity and sustainable ecosystems
Building liveable futures: Resilience and circular systems of the built environment
Geomodelling of tomorrow: (Co-)producing spatial data for liveable futures

Summer School for early-stage researchers on 21 September
On the preceding day of the conference there is the possibility to participate in a Summer School of the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS), which will likewise focus on the topic “Space & Transformation: Liveable Futures”.

The IOER Annual Conference is a place for inter- and transdisciplinary exchange. It addresses its questions to both scientists and practitioners. In addition to IOER staff, important protagonists of national, European, and international transformation and spatial research provide impulses for the IOER Annual Conference.

Further information

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The IOER Annual Conference and the DLGS Summer School will take place as a face-to-face event at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden. We are preparing for all eventualities in the context of the corona pandemic including very spacious rooms and a comprehensive hygiene concept. Of course, we are closely monitoring the development and will keep you informed.

Contact at the IOER
Dr. Regine Ortlepp, Dr. Georg Schiller and Alina Kaltenberg (concept),
Katrin Vogel (organization)

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.