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How can cities integrate small green spaces into their environmental management and thus achieve a lot for the urban climate and biodiversity? This question - and thus the concept of urban environmental acupuncture - was the focus of the Interreg-CENTRAL-EUROPE project SALUTE4CE for three years. The project partners from five European countries, including the Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IÖR), have summarized the results in a handbook.

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How can Lusatia develop by the year 2050 - without coal mining and instead ecologically sustainable and livable for the local people? This was the question addressed last year by the planning lab "Raumbilder Lausitz 2050" (Spatial Imaginaries Lusatia 2050). Four interdisciplinary teams designed their visions for the region in structural change as multi-layered spatial images. Until 31 August, the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is showing the results in an exhibition at the Görlitz Administrative District Office (Landratsamt). They can also be read in a…

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The challenges and opportunities of sustainability transformation and migration in small towns and peripheralized regions will be the subject of this year's "DENKSALON Ecological and Revitalising Urban Renewal" in Görlitz on 9 and 10 September. The Interdisciplinary Centre for Transformative Urban Regeneration (IZS) invites experts from science and practice for intensively exchanging ideas. The venue is the Tivoli Görlitz.

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The Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) is looking for young researchers who would like to gain further qualifications in the field of spatial sustainability sciences.

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Under the theme "Biodiversity - Stewardship for Vital Resources", the fourth Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2022) from 23 to 25 May was dedicated to one of the most pressing questions worldwide – how can biodiversity be preserved and protected? The approximately 350 participants from more than 60 countries also discussed the question of what role biodiversity plays or should play in the concept of the Resource Nexus, i.e. integrated perspectives on the use of vital resources. The international online conference was co-organised by the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), the Technische…

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How can mission-oriented research and innovation be designed and implemented in a sustainable way? And how can these efforts be coordinated between different actors, across policy fields and levels? These and other questions were the focus of the first international conference of the Leibniz Research Network Knowledge for Sustainable Development.

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On June 15, 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.

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This year’s PhD Day took place at the IOER on 27 and 28 April. For the first time, the PhD candidates of the IOER organized it themselves and at the same time opened it up for new, also experimental formats.

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For her article "Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Formal and Informal Urban Risk Knowledge in the Uttarakhand Himalayas", Neelakshi Joshi, a researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), has been awarded the BioOne Young Ambassador Award 2022. This annual and prestigious award by BioOne publishing "recognizes early-career authors who excel in the communication of their research to the general public".

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

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