Press Releases

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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…

Source: FLOOD.Bi/STRIMA II

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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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.

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meadow flower strip in front of a house

How can municipalities achieve a lot for a good urban climate, biodiversity and the well-being of the population even with small green spaces and very targeted measures? - This is the question addressed by a further education programme within the framework of the EU project SALUTE4CE (Salute for Central Europe). A city excursion in Erfurt on 14 September will show examples of how municipalities can apply the concept of Urban Environmental Acupuncture in a goal-oriented way.

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Aerial photo

Scientists from a wide range of disciplines from Leibniz Association institutions are launching an initiative for "Integrated Earth System Research". Together with partners from Germany, Europe and other countries, they will investigate the current epoch of the Earth’s history, which is strongly influenced by humans, in a coordinated and interdisciplinary way as never before. The findings will point out both high-risk and safe development paths for politics, business and civil society.

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aerial photo of Dresden

In order to preserve a liveable planet for future generations, much has to change fundamentally – and also rather quickly: Ecological processes induced by human activity are increasingly irreversible and lead ever deeper into a global crisis. With its new vision and mission statement (Leitbild) and new structure, the IOER focuses on this challenge and develops spatial science based responses for sustainability transformations in regions, cities and neighbourhoods.

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meinGrün App

In June 2020, the meinGrün project launched the web app of the same name. Now, users in Dresden and Heidelberg are asked to take part in a final survey and thus provide information for possible future development. On 28 June, the project team will also present the results of its research and the meinGrün Web Portal at the Dresden Land Use Symposium (Dresdner Flächennutzungssymposium/DFNS).

Dresden Nexus Conference

An inaugural regional interim workshop (DNCi) took place on 9 June 2021 as part of the international Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) event series. Jointly organised by United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), the Leibniz Institute for Ecological and Spatial Development (IOER), and the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) invited participants, DNC regularly focuses on the Resource Nexus, i.e. the integrated management of water, soil, waste, energy, and other environmental resources. While the conference series is aimed at a global audience from science and practice, the new workshop format…

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From autumn 2021, it will once again be possible to test living and working in Görlitz, the easternmost city in Germany, located directly at the Polish border. The project “Testing the City of the Future – A living and working experiment for a climate neutral city of Görlitz” focuses on a new aspect. The participants are to support Görlitz with their ideas and expertise on the path to more sustainability. To do this, they can try out the city as a place to live, work and live for three months.

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

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