Knowledge Integration Hub

The Knowledge Integration Hub of the IOER deals with theoretical and methodological foundations of spatial sustainability transformations. The focus is on the identification and investigation of basic inter- and transdisciplinary issues of the institute as well as the development of advanced approaches including an interdisciplinary reflection of knowledge integration. Direct reference is made to the ongoing research of the entire institute.

Topics include, for example, a deeper understanding of spatial sustainability transformations through different spatial science and systems approaches, of normativity with regard to the requirements for such transformations, and of prospective methods to support them.

The spectrum of activities includes:

  • the promotion of targeted interdisciplinary exchange between the institute's scholars
  • the intensification of the institute's strategic networking in questions of inter- and transdisciplinary knowledge integration
  • in-depth research on selected approaches
  • participation in discourses in science and society

The results support the research of the institute through cross-thematic theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of spatial sustainability transformations, as well as methods of knowledge integration. They also provide contributions to science and society with regard to the increasing challenges posed by complexity, dynamics and ambiguity in the context of spatial development and socio-ecological-technical transformations.

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

FS Sachsen

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