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The 8th conference of the "Network of early career researchers in sustainability transitions" (NEST) will take place in Dresden in summer 2023. Host institutions for the conference will be the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS). The conference will take place on 30 June and 1 July 2023 and is aimed at early career researchers. The call for abstracts will be shared soon.

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Aerial view, urban fringe sprawl

Despite many efforts to curb urban sprawl, it continues to progress dramatically. From 1990 to 2014, urban sprawl increased by 95 percent worldwide. During this period, the built-up area grew by an average of around 1.2 square kilometres (more than 160 football fields) every hour. This is the result of a joint study by scientists from the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden (Germany) and Concordia University in Montréal (Canada). They have published their findings in the journal "PLOS Sustainability and Transformation".

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Studies of the Anthropocene continue to uncover the complex and dynamic interrelations between the societal world and the Earth system. At an international conference, researchers from the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities have now joined forces to address the question of how these increasing mutual impacts can be better understood and further developed towards global sustainability.

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Coast with bird colony

Josefine Gottschalk, a researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), has been awarded the 2022 Research Award of Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) for her Master's thesis on holistic marine protection in European marine spatial planning. With this award, BUND recognises ground-breaking work by young scientists conducting research on sustainable development.

Banner zu "Auf die Plätze fertig los" mit Häusern

With the project idea "Architectural heritage and climate-friendly construction in Dresden" (Baukultur und klimafreundliche Architektur in Dresden), the IOER, together with partners, is one of the winners in the "Ideensprint", the final of the citizen science competition "Auf die Plätze! Citizen science in your city". The three winning teams were honoured at the award ceremony on 20 October at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. With 50,000 euros in funding each, they can now implement the projects together with citizens until autumn 2023

Banner "Book a scientist"

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.

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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.

[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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[Translate to English:] 2 Personen am Rednerpult

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.

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

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