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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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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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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. The registration to the IOER Annual Conference is possible until 31 August.

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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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Long periods of heat in summer are increasingly becoming a challenge for the housing stock in central Germany. However, building structures and building technology can be adapted effectively and economically, thereby safeguarding the quality of life. This has been shown by studies in the HeatResilientCity research project. The project team is now imparting this knowledge to the housing and real estate industry in a series of training courses. The first seminars will take place on 19 May in Erfurt and on 13 June in Dresden. Further training courses will follow in autumn.

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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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"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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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.

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

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