Exhibitions are an opportunity to inform the general public about research findings and thereby raise general awareness of challenges but also of approaches to solutions in the field of spatial sustainability transformations. The IOER regularly participates in exhibitions by providing information and exhibits. Furthermore, the Institute also designs its own exhibitions on selected topics.
More and more people around the world live in cities. Natural soil must give way to houses, squares and streets. In Germany, too, more and more soil is being sealed. Among other things, the exhibition traces the settlement development of the Dresden Elbe Valley, explains the different demands on the limited resource of land and shows possible solutions for reducing the constant consumption of land.
The exhibition was created in the joint project HeatResilientCity. It shows examples of adaptation to summer heat in various municipalities in Germany. Interested parties can also show the exhibition at their own premises.
The IOER developed the interactive exhibit "The Green City" for the 2015 Year of Science with its focus on the topic "The City of the Future". The exhibit illustrates the diversity of ecological urban development as well as the steps that everyone can take to achieve balance in their local environment. In 2015 the IOER contributed this exhibit to an exhibition on board the floating science centre MS Wissenschaft. In the meantime, "The Green City" has found a permanent home in the Institute in Dresden.