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Making urban and mobility planning sustainable and fit for the future? - Interested parties can now support this project by taking part in a survey. The nationwide online survey is part of the GOAT 3.0 research project, in which various partners, including the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), are working together on a web-based tool to help make cities and transportation more sustainable. GOAT 3.0 is funded by the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport as part of the mFUND innovation initiative.

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Germany's landscapes are diverse and constantly changing. Growing cities, wind turbines and solar fields, high-voltage lines, new traffic routes, agricultural industry and increasing technology are changing the landscape faster and faster. The exhibition "The Shape of Space - Landscapes of Germany as Images of Society" makes this change visible with diverse aerial photographs. The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) will present the exhibition from 25 March to 7…

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The IOER is inviting applications to Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships as a host organisation.

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"10 Must Knows from Biodiversity Science", ranging from climate stress for German forests, the restructuring of agriculture to the corona virus that has jumped from animals to humans, are now published for the first time. More than 45 experts from the Leibniz Research Network Biodiversity, of which the IOER is a member, and further colleagues have compiled this inventory on the preservation of nature as the basis of human life. In the run-up to the World Summit on Nature – the UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming, China – the report is intended to invite dialogue, the researchers say. At the…

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On 29 March, the Federal Ministry of Housing, Urban Development and Building (BMWSB) and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) invite interested parties to an event on the subject of building land and infill development potential in Germany. The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) will present the results of a survey of cities and municipalities that it conducted in cooperation with the German Economic Institute (IW).

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On April 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, seven scientists from the IOER are taking part.

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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.

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Statement concerning Russia's attack on Ukraine

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22 May is International Day for Biological Diversity. This is when the value of nature and its services once again becomes more prominent in the public consciousness. But how can biodiversity and ecosystem services in general receive more attention - especially in national economic reporting and the balance sheets of companies? The Bio-Mo-D project, coordinated by the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), is looking for answers to this question.

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On January 26, the Brandenburg Land parliament took stock of the structural change process in Lusatia region. The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) was invited to the meeting of the Special Committee on Structural Development in Lusatia for an expert statement. Dr. Sebastian Heer from the IOER reported to the committee in particular on the workshop process (Werkstatt-Prozess) and evaluated the process from an expert perspective.

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.