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Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung e. V., IÖR)

Institution Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IÖR)
Location Dresden
Themes sustainable urban and regional development, climate change, demographic change, landscape development, resource efficiency, environmental risks, monitoring, land use, ecological urban redevelopment, environmental quality and quality of life
Orientation interdisciplinary basic research and application oriented research
Founded 1992

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IÖR) works out scientific baselines for lasting environmentally friendly development urban and regional development on national and international contexts. The institute is specifically interested in how cities and regions can be developed at reasonable cost in such a way that they offer their inhabitants the highest possible environmental quality and quality of life, while also allowing nature a wide spectrum of development possibilities. The institute's research is focused on the following concentration areas: landscape change and management, resource efficiency of settlement structures, environmental risks in urban and regional development, and monitoring of settlement and open space development.

Through its research, the IÖR provides knowledge and information for lasting environmentally friendly spatial development. The IÖR regards itself as a partner in research and practice and as a part of the European Research Area with an international perspective.
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