04.07.2023 · 10:00
Spatial Development and Digitisation: Interactions, Trends and Future Pathways

The process of digitisation 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 Science 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

Day 1 (of the 2-day-event), 04/07/2023, focuses on the international scientific debate. It will be held in English and exclusively online. Participation is free of charge.

Day 2, 05/07/2023, links the scientific exchange with application-related perspectives from politics and practice. It will be held in German and will take place exclusively on-site in Berlin.

Registration fee: 50 €, reduced: 25 € (students with proof)


Hotel NH Berlin Alexanderplatz
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Registration until 16/06/2023

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Registration fee

50 €, reduced: 25 € (students with proof)