The success of renewable energies and their expansion in Germany poses great challenges to policy and society in terms of technology, financing, and acceptance, but offers many opportunities at the same time.
In the beginning of April 2022, a hybrid meeting took place in the premises of the Spatial Planning and Environment Department of the Polytech Tours in Tours, France. The the group fruitfully discussed intermediate results of subgroups‘ work.
The anthology "A New Beginning? Spatial Planning and Research in Europe between 1945 and 1975" edited by Detlef Briesen and Wendelin Strubelt is published by Campus Frankfurt/New York. The book presented here is the basis for a major scientific symposium that the editors will organise in the course of 2022. The conference and this publication are supported by the ARL – Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association.
Small Towns and Metropolitan Cores: Functional Relations, Spatial Imaginaries and Cooperation Arrangements.
The working group launches a call for contributions to an online seminar. The invitation is open to any academic who is interested to debate about the relationships between metropolitan regions and small towns in the European context, now and in the future.
After more than two years of fruitful project work, the OpenSpaceAlps project is approaching its end. The central project results will be presented at a final conference and discussed with relevant stakeholders. The conference will be held along with the annual meeting of the AlpPlan network. The conference will take place on 31 May and 01 June 2022 in Bolzano/Bozen, South Tyrol (Italy) at Eurac Research.
On February 24th 2022, the project "Gender Perspectives on Energy Transition" held its first (online) expert workshop with 10 experts from the fields of spatial planning, sustainability sciences and energy transformation research whose work focuses on gender perspectives, landscape and/or governance. During the day, they discussed the research design as well as first insights from work package 1 “Theoretical foundation and operationalisation”.
The Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association (ARL) is currently establishing an international working group (IAK) “Urban Planning for Health Equity” and looking for participants. The members of the working group will work for approximately three years together and address the topic from inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives.