ZALF
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research
Mission of ZALF is to deliver solutions for an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable agriculture – together with society. As a contribution to overcoming global challenges such as climate change, food security, biodiversity conservation and resource scarcity, we develop and design crop systems, integrated in their landscape contexts, that combine food security with sustainability.
ARL
Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association
The ARL offers knowledge-based analysis and advice on current sustainable spatial development issues. Complex social challenges require integrative and thus interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives. The specific working method of the ARL, which is transdisciplinary and network-based, allows for close collaboration and a wide-ranging exchange of ideas and knowledge between members of the academic community and planning practitioners.
ILS
Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development
The ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development conducts application-oriented basic research and investigates recent urbanisation processes in order to develop inter- and transdisciplinary findings for a socially, ecologically and economically sustainable transformation and design of urban spaces on different spatial scales - including international comparisons - in an active dialogue with practice, politics and society.
IRS
Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space
IRS conducts research on the dynamic interrelation between social and spatial development of cities, towns and regions from a social science perspective. Processes of transformation and governance are of particular interest.
IfL
Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography
The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig is tasked with analysing social processes from geographical perspectives and visualising social change. As a member of the Leibniz Association and as the only non-university research institute for geography in Germany, the institute brings together basic research and knowledge transfer.
iamo
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies AMO analyzes economic, social and political processes of change in the agricultural and food sector, and in rural areas. The geographic focus covers the enlarging EU, transition regions of Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, as well as Central and Eastern Asia. IAMO works to enhance the understanding of institutional, structural and technological changes.
IÖR
Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development
The IOER is a non-university research centre and a member of the Leibniz Association. It investigates the sustainable development and transformation of cities and regions in the context of the global human-ecological crisis, focusing on the dynamic interactions between ecosystems and society at and across multiple spatial scales, as well as options for responsible stewardship.

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    01.08.2022

    Data and Policy Output

    How do current scientific findings about space-related processes effect the practice? We redacted our reserach data and collected our policy outputs in an brief overview for you.
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    21.04.2023

    Registration for the Spatial Science Colloquium 2023

    Leibniz R regularly organises events such as the biennial “Spatial Science Colloquium“ to promote dialogue and exchange between science, politics and practice on current issues of spatial development. The next colloquium deals with the topic "Spatial Development and Digitalisation: Interactions, trends and future pathways" and takes place on July 4-5, 2023 in Berlin.
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    23.01.2024

    Journalist in Residence Fellowship #4

    The scholarship offers journalists whose work focuses on urban, rural and regional development a guest residence at one of the Leibniz R research institutions for up to two months. Host for the currently running call for tender is the IOER in Dresden.
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    Leibniz R Journal

    Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning is a forum for topics and debates relevant to the field of spatial sciences. The interdisciplinary journal addresses issues of spatial development and planning. It focuses on urban and regional planning, demographic and urban spatial change, landscape development, environmental planning, sustainable development, adaptation to climate change, mobility, economic geography, regional governance and planning theories. The journal is published Open Access („golden“ road to OA) by oekom.

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    The Leibniz research network Spatial Knowledge for Society and Environment – Leibniz R is one of ten research networks in the Leibniz Association. The network partners analyse social, ecological and economic processes and interrelations in the spatial context.

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