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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.

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How can densely built-up urban districts and the people living there be sustainably protected from summer heat? This is the question addressed by the transdisciplinary project HeatResilientCity, which the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is coordinating. The project has now been nominated for the German Sustainability Award for Research 2022. Online voting for the project was possible until 15 November. The winner of the award will be announced on 3 December during the congress 14. German Sustainability Day.

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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.

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The project "meinGrün - Information and navigation to urban green spaces in cities" comes to an end with a final workshop and a public presentation. The central result is the meinGrün app, with which users in the pilot cities of Dresden and Heidelberg can rediscover known and unknown green spaces and how to get there. The project team has also created important conditions for the meinGrün infrastructure to be used in other cities in Germany and internationally. The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) as part of the mFUND innovation…


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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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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.

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This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.