Published on: 24. February 2023

Spatial Science Colloquium 2023

Spatial Science Colloquium 2023 – Spatial Development and Digitalisation: Interactions, trends and future pathways

4 July 2023 (online) and 5 July 2023 (in presence, Berlin)

The process of digitization leads to far-reaching changes in society. This is linked to various and sometimes contradictory expectations, hopes and fears with regard to spatial development: How are location perspectives and the mobility of households or companies changing? What does digitization mean in terms of resource conservation and ecological services? Will urban areas be the winners and rural areas the losers? How inclusive, transparent and creative are forms of digital participation or design? What are consequences for spatial planning and development? And finally: Are transformations towards sustainable spatial structures and processes favoured or hindered?

After approximately two decades of scientific debates and political strategies on digitization at all levels as well as, in particular, the considerable acceleration caused by the pandemic, an interim conclusion on intensive interactions between digitization and spatial development seems urgently needed. The Spatial Sciences Colloquium 2023 therefore aims to discuss the current state of research and practical experiences and to identify future goals and challenges.

The focus will be on four key causal complexes:

  • Governance, planning and management
  • Socio-economic transformation, land use and mobility
  • Socio-ecological transformation, agriculture and energy
  • Knowledge co-production, innovation and social learning

The event combines two different formats:

Spatial Science Colloquium: online July 4th, 2023 (in English)

Spatial Science Colloquium: live July 5th, 2023 (only in German)

The tenth Spatial Science Colloquium (SSC) is hosted by the research network “Leibniz R – Spatial Knowledge for Society and the Environment“. It deals with strategic spatial science issues of overarching importance for an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary professional audience. In 2023, for the first time, the colloquium will also be accessible to international participants as an online format.


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Modified on: 16. June 2023