Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS)
Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space has been a partner of YES! – Young Economic Summit since 2020/2021.
The Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space conducts problem-oriented basic research on socio-spatial transformation processes, on the mutability and adaptability of spaces, and generally on the spatial dimension of social action. Empirical research examines the forces which drive or prevent change, both nationally and internationally, in a comparative manner and for different time periods. In the Department for Historical Research with the Scientific Collections on the History of Building and Planning in the GDR, contemporary historical research on urbanisation paths and planning cultures of the 20th century is systematically linked with the evaluation of archival documents.
The IRS is the only research institute in Germany to consolidate the full range of spatial social-science disciplines under one roof, and to use this range to investigate socially relevant issues in interdisciplinary teams. Research on society and space at the IRS is based on the expertise of around 50 researchers from the disciplines of economic and social geography, political science, sociology, planning science, history as well as art and architectural history.
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