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.

Most of our exhibitions are designed as travelling exhibitions. Interested parties can show them on their own premises.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested.

The Shape of Space - Landscapes of Germany as Images of Society

The exhibition by IOER and Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) (based on the book of the same name) uses a large number of aerial photographs to provide an impressive and sometimes surprising view of the various facets of land use in Germany.
Exhibition catalogue (in German, PDF app. 35 MB)

Spatial Imaginaries Lusatia 2050 - Designing Sustainable Transformation

The exhibition is the result of the planning laboratory of the same name. The spatial imaginaries - visions, thought experiments and food for thought - make the diverse possibilities of the region visible, show how much potential there is in Lusatia and what role regional planning strategies can play in shaping regional structural change.
In addition to the exhibition, a broschure (in German) documents the process of creating the spatial imaginaries.

REVIVAL! – Historical Towns in Lower Silesia and Saxony

The exhibition was conceived in the German-Polish cooperation project of the same name. It provides information about the history and architectural heritage of the ten towns involved in the project and how both can be used to revitalise the historic centres.
The mostly eventful history of the participating cities from south-western Poland and eastern Saxony is presented by a selection of visual material and texts
Further information on the exhibition (in German)

Land Consumption and Fragmentation - An environmental problem of urban development

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.

A city cools down - Together for a better quality of life in summer

The exhibition was created in the joint project HeatResilientCity. It shows examples of adaptation to summer heat in various municipalities in Germany.

Interactive exhibit

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.


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.