Research Group Sustainable Economic Dynamics and Innovation

The research group focuses on economic interactions within socio-ecological-technological spatial configurations and deals with the analysis of actions of economic agents, resource scarcity, conflicting objectives, and spatial dynamics as well as with economic instruments for spatial sustainability transformations.

The core research questions are:

  • How do different spatial-economic patterns and dynamics influence the transformative capacities of cities and regions?
  • How can economic incentives and mechanisms be designed and used to increase the transformative capacities of cities and regions and to direct innovation towards sustainability?

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

FS Sachsen

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