Map on banner for Messe Dresden

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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Image of a city model of Dresden

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+"…

Photo: H. Hensel/IOER-Media

groups in discussions

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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Graphic for "Doors open with the Mouse" (Türen auf mit der Maus)

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.

Photo: R. Vigh/IOER-Media

[Translate to English:] Tagebau mit Bagger, hinten Schornsteine

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.

Photo: C. Kraatz/IOER-Media

Flower with bumblebee

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.

Photo: J. Theuner/IOER-Media

map with notes

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…

Photo: S. Rößler/IOER-Media

public park on elevated track

Under the heading "Space & Transformation", the Annual Conference of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) will focus on societal change. The two-day conference, from 23 to 24 September 2021, will be complemented by other events. There will be offers for young scientists as well as for the citizens of Dresden.

Photo: U. Schumacher/IOER-Media

Barrier in a flooded alleyway

In the summer, extreme heavy rainfall has caused flooding and massive destruction in municipalities and districts. The statistics show that in the future we will have to deal with such extreme weather events and their consequences more often in Germany. What can be done? The IOER has been researching this question for many years and developing solution strategies with partners from science and practice.

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View of lake, and information signs, chimneys in the back

With the phase-out of lignite mining in 2038, Lusatia is facing its second major structural shift since the 1990s. This year, the "DENKSALON Ecological and Revitalising Urban Renewal" will deal with the challenges posed by this complex process. On 1 and 2 October 2021, interested people from science and practice are invited to the event series at the Schlesisches Museum in Görlitz.

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.