IOER Annual Conference 2022

Space & Transformation: Liveable Futures

21-23 September 2022 at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, Germany

The development of liveable neighbourhoods, cities and regions is a key objective of spatial development. However, what does "livable" mean in the Anthropocene era? Human settlement patterns and economic practices have fundamentally altered natural basis of life such as regional climate, ecosystem services, biodiversity, and resource availability. Settlement and open spaces are significantly threatened by natural hazards. How might futures that we consider "livable" look under these conditions? What transformative capacities are needed to realise them? And what role does digitalisation play here? We want to address these pressing questions at the IOER Annual Conference 2022.

You can expect selected contributions from international and national guests as well as from all IOER research areas. In addition, the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) is organising its international Summer School for PhD students on the same overarching topic the day before the conference (21 September).

You are cordially invited to actively contribute your own work and ideas to the discussion during the conference (in English or German) as well as the Summer School (in English).

We look forward to welcome you and to a stimulating discussion with you.


Registration is now open.

Please register via online registration by 31 August.

Programme - overview and first details

Details of the programme will be continuously updated.

Notes on the Corona pandemic

We are planning the conference as a face-to-face event at the German Hygiene Museum, with very spacious rooms and a comprehensive hygiene concept to cater for all developments in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Further details


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