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Under the heading "Space & Transformation", the Annual Conference of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) on 23 and 24 September 2021 took a look at aspects of societal change and the role that space and spatial sciences play in it. The conference took place in a new format. It was flanked by further events for young researchers and a broad public.

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The project "meinGrün - Information and navigation to urban green spaces in cities" comes to an end with a final workshop and a public presentation. The central result is the meinGrün app, with which users in the pilot cities of Dresden and Heidelberg can rediscover known and unknown green spaces and how to get there. The project team has also created important conditions for the meinGrün infrastructure to be used in other cities in Germany and internationally. The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) as part of the mFUND innovation…

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The state of Brandenburg is organising the phase-out of lignite and the associated transformation process in the form of a complex workshop process (Werkstatt-Prozess). Part of this process are five thematic workshops (Werkstätten), which started their work at the beginning of 2021. Researchers from the IOER have observed and analysed the establishment and initial work steps of these workshops as part of the "Transformation Lusatia" project. They present their findings in a recent policy brief.


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Self-protection against floods is becoming increasingly important. This is particularly true for the protection of residential buildings. The new information tool FLOOD.Bi can be used to determine and minimise the risk of flood damage to buildings. The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) developed the tool together with the Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology (LfULG) in the EU project STRIMA II. On 11 and 12 September, a team from both institutions will present the new online tool at the "Bauen Kaufen Wohnen", a fair on construction…

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From 8 September, the Deutsches Hygiene Museum will once again be hosting a discussion series entitled "Looking backwards or forward to the future? Choosing how we want to live in Dresden" ("Zurück oder Zukunft? Wie wir in Dresden leben wollen"). For the fifth time, the event series is dedicated to the question of what the city could look like in 2030 and beyond. The IOER is organising the series together with the City of Dresden, the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Saxony and other partners as part of the BMBF funded project "The city of the future – Dresden 2030+"…

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For the fourth time in a row, the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) has received the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for equal opportunities. For the second time, it is awarded the additional award "Diversity" that recognises how the IOER promotes diversity at the workplace.

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The TV programme "The Mouse" on WDR television is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate it, there will be a day of action on 3 October called "Doors open with the Mouse" (Türen auf mit der Maus). On this day, we at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) invites children and families under the heading “Hello Future!” to discover the city of the future.

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Another policy paper has been published by the BMBF-funded IOER project "Transformation Lusatia". It analyzes the current situation of cross-state cooperation between Saxony and Brandenburg and develops three conceivable scenarios for a deeper cooperation to manage the region’s transformation process.

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For the second time, ZEITmagazin is drawing on research from the IOER for its series „Deutschlandkarte“. The issue from August 5 focuses on the quality of habitats for wild bees in Germany. The data basis for this was developed at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in cooperation with the University of Applied Science (HTW) in Dresden. For many years, the IOER has been conducting research on ecosystem services, to which wild bees also contribute.

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What consequences does structural change have for the spatial development of Lusatia and how can the process be designed to be as future-oriented as possible? The planning lab "Spatial Images Lusatia 2050" has been working on this question since March of this year. Four interdisciplinary teams are designing spatial visions for a more sustainable development of the region. At an interim colloquium in mid-July at the TELUX socio-cultural centre in Weißwasser, the teams presented their initial results and discussed them with experts in spatial development. The exchange provided important ideas…

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.