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Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung e.V. , IRS)

Institution Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning
Location Erkner
Themes metropolitan and metropolitan region research, regional institutional change, urban development under conditions of urban shrinkage, research on knowledge milieus
Orientation application oriented interdisciplinary basic research
Founded 1992

Copyright: IRS The Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (IRS) studies the transformation and administration of cities and regions from social science based micro- and macro-perspectives in interdisciplinary teams and long-range core research areas. It is organised into the following research departments: regionalisation and economic spaces, regional institutional change, knowledge milieus and spatial structures, and regeneration in shrinking cities and towns. It also has a comprehensive collection of documents on the GDR's planning and construction history.

As a trans-regional research institute, the IRS is jointly funded by the Federal Government and the State of Brandenburg. It is a member of the Leibniz Association.
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