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Insect and plant

Insects in nature conservation areas are heavily contaminated with pesticides. This is shown by a study recently published in the journal "Scientific reports". It is part of the interdisciplinary research project "DINA - Diversity of Insects in Nature protected Areas", which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) contributed to the study with a spatial analysis. It shows that insects in nature conservation areas could be better protected from pesticides by additional buffer zones.

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screenshot 2 people next to each other in online conference

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and the City of Dresden want to work even more closely together in future on issues of sustainable urban and regional development. In doing so, the partners will jointly explore new ways of local collaboration between science and practice. This is provided for in the cooperation agreement signed by Marc Wolfram, Director of the IOER, and Lord Mayor Dirk Hilbert on Monday, 6 December 2021.

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Accessibility of public transport stops in Munich

A public kick-off event at the end of November marked the official start of the GOAT 3.0 project (Development of a digital accessibility instrument for a balanced spatial and urban planning). The Geo Open Accessibility Tool - GOAT 3.0 will be developed together with end users in a co-creative development process and with significant participation of the IOER until October 2024. The tool will intelligently combine diverse spatial and traffic data and, using the accessibility approach, enable scientifically based, sustainable urban and traffic planning.

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Parasols on balconies

The HeatResilientCity project has won the German Sustainability Award for Research 2022. The transdisciplinary project, coordinated by the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), is researching how densely built-up urban districts and the people living there can be sustainably protected from summer heat. The award ceremony took place on the evening of 3 December in Düsseldorf and as an online event.

Photo: Shibasish Saha

View from above of river, people, flowers, barges

Biodiversity is existential for human life and survival. How can we protect and preserve it? What solutions does the Resource Nexus offer in this context, i. e. integrated perspectives for dealing with vital resources? These questions are the focus of the fourth international Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2022). From 23 to 25 May, the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) invite experts from all over the world to the online conference. Early bird registration at reduced…

Photo: Key Visual der DNC2020

Banner of the event DNC 2020

For the short-term and very successful realization of the international Dresden Nexus Conference 2020 as a virtual event (eDNC2020), the organising institutions IOER, UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden receive the eku – Zukunftspreis (eku – Future Award) of the Saxon Ministry of the Environment (SMEKUL). The organisers of the eDNC2020 are awarded in the category "eku erfolg Wissenschaft" (eku success science). The contribution was selected by an expert panel from a total of 63 submissions.

Prof. Dr. Hans Petzold (Photo: U. Schumacher/IOER-Media)

Prof. Hans Petzold

On 6 November 2021, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Petzold, the first Director of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), passed away after a serious illness. He headed the Institute from 1992 to 1996 and had accompanied the founding of the IOER in the period of German reunification with tireless commitment and vision. The staff bid farewell in memory of his services to the Institute.

Banner Book a Scientist

On November 10, 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. Scientists from the IOER are Sebastian Heer on the topic of "public participation" and Christoph Schünemann on the topic of "energetic building refurbishment".

Photo: R.-U. Syrbe

Event with participants in the green

By surveying guests and the population in the Lieberose/Oberspreewald district, scientists of the IOER investigated the question of what opportunities and challenges exist for cultural tourism in this part of Lusatia region. Questions about the influence of the Corona pandemic on tourism in rural areas were also included in the study. The results of the surveys have now been published online.

Photo: R. Vigh/IOER-Media

Peterskirche in Görlitz

In the project "Testing the City of the Future - A living and working experiment for a climate neutral city of Görlitz", the trial stay phase is now starting. Until the end of the year, the first three participants can try out Görlitz as a place to live, work and live. During their three-month stay, they will support the city with their ideas and expertise on the path to climate neutrality and more sustainability. A total of 18 of these trial stays are planned until March 2023.

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.