Network Activities


Spatial Science Research Data

Information portals, thematic maps and monitoring - the Leibniz R-Institutes and other spatial science institutions collect spatial data and prepare them for further use. An overview of the directly linked research data offer (in German) can be found below.
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Spatial Science Colloquium

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. Regular meetings and workshops, other publicity events, offer to promote young scientists and the joint issuing of scientific publications are also on the network’s agenda. The last colloquium dealt with spatial development and the Corona virus and took place on May 11th, 2021. A review oft he event (in German) can be found below.
Review 2021 (German)

Current Projects

Here, we inform about current articles, policy papers and young researcher programms.

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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Network partners

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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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