With a sixth joint professorship appointment, the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and the TUD Dresden University of Technology are strengthening their collaboration. Martin Behnisch, senior researcher at the IOER, has been appointed to the newly created Chair for Spatial Information and Modelling at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences. He is also the new head of the Research Area of the same name at the IOER
The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and the National Taiwan University (NTU) intend to work more closely on questions of sustainable urban and regional development in the future. Through the exchange of scientists at all career levels and joint research projects, new concepts and approaches for transformative change shall be developed. This forms the subject of a cooperation agreement that both institutions signed in July 2023.
In December 2022 an international coalition for advancing research assessment was formed (CoARA). Together with partners, the IOER is now leading one of the first CoARA Working Groups confirmed at the beginning of August. The Working Group will deal with the assessment of transdisciplinarity regarding its importance for solving pressing societal problems.
A sustainable mobility culture and infrastructure will be the topic of a panel discussion entitled "Verkehrswende Dresden – Verkehrsflächen neu denken". The event will take place on 5 September at COSMO Science Forum. It kicks off the autumn series of the IOER Forum.
On September 12, 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, five scientists from the IOER are taking part.
The autumn series 2023 of the IÖR-Forum is dedicated to the change of land use. To kick things off, representatives from science, practice and civil society will discuss mobility in Dresden. This will be followed by lectures and discussions by scientists and practitioners on individual aspects of the topic until the end of the year.
At the end of the HeatResilientCity II project, which was led by the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), the project partners have compiled important findings from the total project duration of more than five years and summarised them in two explanatory videos. In addition, a heat manual provides information on the health consequences of heat in the city and gives recommendations for action.
The series "IOER Forum" starts in autumn 2023 with a new look. The series of events of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) serves the dialogue and exchange with society. So far it has offered thematically diverse lectures. Now new formats are being added. Participation is open to all interested parties and is still free of charge.
Since June 2023, the Open-Access-journal "Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning" is part of the database Scopus. The journal, which is published by the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and four further members of the Research Network "Spatial Knowledge for Society and Environment (Leibniz R)", has thus reached a major milestone.
How can actors in Saxony contribute to the fulfilment of global biodiversity goals? This question was the focus of the Interim Dresden Nexus Conference (DNCi2023) on 23 June, a regional workshop format related to the international Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC). Around 50 experts from science, politics and practice accepted the invitation of the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) and discussed regional solutions for the biodiversity crisis.
The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development is jointly funded by the federal government and the federal states.
This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.