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Welcome to the website of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation

Exterior view of the IZS (Photo: Ricardo Vigh, IOER)
Exterior view of the IZS

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation is a joint research facility of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and Technische Universität (TU) Dresden. The cooperation  is administered by the International Institute (IHI) Zittau, a central academic unit of TU Dresden, on behalf of TU Dresden.

Within this cross-border "urban laboratory" the partners undertake joint research activities on current challenges of urban development focusing on issues of ecological urban regeneration in the context of energy transition, climate change, demographic as well as socio-economic change.

In particular, these efforts will address the challenges of regional and cross-border interrelations as well as the handling of existing urban structures. Interdisciplinary research, in the context of local framework conditions and global challenges of urban development is complemented with manifold transfer activities within the region and beyond. To this end, existing co-operations with Polish and Czech partners will be promoted in the future.

The IZS is supported by a supervisory committee consisting of representatives from both IOER and TU Dresden.