IRS Annual

Since 2012 the IRS Annual has been published once a year with interesting and exciting insights into IRS research of the previous year. In contradiction to traditional annual reports the IRS Annual is designed as an appealing reader. Hence, we focus on vivid pieces on the different aspects of IRS research.

IRS Annual 2018

  • Heiderose Kilper – Looking Back on an Eventful Career

  • Research on Society and Space as Seismograph and Catalyst

  • Open Creative Labs – Local Anchors of Regional Development

  • Geographies of Dissociation

  • IRS Spring Academy 2018: Virtuality and Socio-Materiality

  • Germany’s Energy Transition and the Rise of Novel Energy Regions

  • Using Focus Groups to Study Energy Transitions

  • Why do Some Cities Adopt Climate Policies While Others are Reluctant to do so?

  • Innovations in Rural Municipalities. Conditions, Actors and Processes of Creative Community Development

  • The Cultural Influence on Attitudes Towards Climate Change

  • Measuring Factors that Contribute to Feelings of Urban (In)security

  • Urban Regeneration, Inequality and the Arrival of Migrants in European Cities

  • The Commodification Gap. Comparing Gentrification in London, Berlin and St Petersburg    103

  • Philipp Schwartz Fellowship: Burcu Toğral Koca

  • The Rise and Fall of the “Car-Friendly” City

  • Path Dependencies and Development Trajectories in Urban Research

  • Egon Hartmann: An Architect’s Biography During the German Division

  • Selected Research Achievements

IRS Annual 2017

  • Spatial Research in Times of “New” Media, Digital Worlds and Virtual Reality 
  • The “X Factor” – Key Figures in Socio-Spatial Transformation Processes
  • The IRS as a Place of Learning: New and Proven Paths for the Promotion of Junior Researchers
  • Experts in Crises and Crisis Experts 
  • Open Regions: A Toolkit for Regional Innovation Policy
  • Open Creative Labs, Citizen Participation and Innovation
  • Germany‘s Energiewende as a Driver for Innovation and Regional Planning
  • Potentials and Limitations of Urban Climate Policy in Multi-Level Systems
  • New Perspectives on Social Scientific Energy Transition Research: Eco-Sufficiency and Spatial Conflicts of Interest
  • Novel Paths Towards Building Resilient and Sustainable Cities
  • Intermediaries in the Countryside
  • International Early Stage Researchers to Study the Manifold Facets of Rural Innovations
  • Investing in Housing, or Housing as an Investment Property? The Financialisation of Project Development in Housing Construction
  • Metropolisation and Peripherisation in Europe
  • Productive Conflicts: How Cities Handle Cultural Diversity
  • Yearning for “Authenticity”
  • Power and Space in the GDR
  • IRS Website Showcases Wealth of Material on GDR Planning History

IRS Annual 2016

  • New Trends in Innovation Research
  • Tracing Leibniz’ Legacy: On Spatial Theory-based Research at IRS
  • IRS‘ Research Alliances
  • Research Archives as “Digital Immigrants“
  • Behind the Scenes of the Fur Industry
  • A Game of Uncertainty: How Creativity can be Organised
  • Energy Transition and Social Movements in Berlin and Hamburg
  • Clear Aim, Difficult Path: Sustainable Transformation in European Cities
  • Borders in Flux? Perspectives on the Odra River in Germany and Poland
  • Social Innovation in Rural European Regions
  • Perspectives on Migration in Shrinking Cities
  • The Interrelation Between Environmental Change and Migration
  • GDR Architectural Projects Abroad
  • New Findings on the Reform Movement in GDR Architecture 

IRS Annual 2015

  • A Matter of Perspective: Crises and Resilience in Cities and Regions
  • Beyond the Legends of River Rhine: A Transnational Environmental History of the Upper Rhine
  • Internationalising IRS Research
  • The IRS and the Science Year 2015 on the City of the Future
  • From Spatially Oriented Innovation Research to Regional Development Politics
  • New Energy Landscapes – Conceptual Groundwork and Analytical Frames
  • Researchers and Practitioners Engaging in Dialogue over Local Energy Conflicts
  • The Foreign and the Familiar – Factors for the Success of Rural Innovations
  • Identifying Potentials – Gaining Options for Action
  • Managing Migration – A Core Business of Urban Development and Renewal
  • Contextualising Gentrification in St. Petersburg
  • A Social History of the “Car-Oriented City”
  • Contradictions of East Germany’s Political and Societal Order

IRS Annual 2014

  • Of Aesthetics and Rationality – Sources and Paths of Innovation Processes
  • Reflexive Regional Policy
  • Finland’s Artists in Berlin
  • The Power Issue of Renewable Energies
  • Pioneers of a Post-Fossil Future for Cities
  • Public Services in Structurally Weak Regions in the Sustaina­bility Strategy for Brandenburg
  • Social Innovations in Berlin-Moabit
  • Temporary Uses as a Planning Innovation
  • Pooled Expertise: The “Encyclopedia for Urban and Regional Studies”
  • Ten Years of the “Federal Transfer Office on Urban Redevelopment in the New Federal States” at the IRS
  • Cooperation and Competition when dealing with Peripheralisation
  • Urban Policy Dealings with “Temporary Neighbourhoods”
  • The German-German Comparison as a Methodical Approach
  • International Cooperation of the Department for Historical Research
  • A Special Asset: The Personal Papers of the Architect and City Planer Dorothea Tscheschner 
  • IRS Investing in the Future: The PURE Research Information System

IRS Annual 2013

  • A Key to Spatial Development
  • Global, Digital and Local Anchors in a New and Dynamic Working World
  • Baltic Synergies – Research and Innovation within the Science Link Network
  • New Paths – Scalar Agency in Water Resource Management
  • The Societal Functions of Light and Darkness
  • Network Constructions – How Spatial Pioneers Change Urban Neighbourhoods
  • Social Innovations and Conflicts in Spatial Development
  • The Potential of Peripheral Areas – The Future of Small Towns in Rural Regions
  • A Differentiated Perspective on the European Union’s “Urban Agenda”
  • “Public Spheres” in East and West German Urban Spaces
  • The Obsolete Genre or Supreme Discipline for Historians? – Biographical Research at the IRS

IRS Annual 2012

  • 20 years Since the Establishment of the IRS
  • On Local Knowledge, Door Openers and Temporary Firms
  • Beware of the Dead End! Adaptability in Volatile Labour Markets
  • Decentralised, Local and Social? The Energy Sector in Transition
  • Institutional Analysis – But How?
  • The Social Dike Defense – Critical Civil Society in the Development of Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg
  • University Collaborations – Europeanisation as a Spatio-cultural Transition
  • Research and Consultation Promoting Equal Opportunities in Neighbourhoods
  • Inner Peripheries and Urban Policy
  • Building and Planning in the GDR – On the Trail of the System with Contemporary Witnesses
  • Dealing with the GDR’s Architectural Heritage – Between Research and Public Controversy
  • Resilience Research – The State of the Art 

IRS Annual 2011

  • How ideas travel
  • Interregional Learning in Action! Successful Ideas Travel Between Regions
  • Territoriality of the “Commons”
  • Cultural Landscape – A Shared Space of Action
  • “We can make something of this” – Socially Disadvantaged Urban Neighbourhoods and Spatial Pioneers
  • Climate Risks: between “Actual” Threat and Local Perception
  • Directing Shrinking Processes through Urban Redevelopment
  • Peripheralisation – Downward Dynamics in Mid-Sized Towns
  • Urbanisation and Open-Space Planning
  • From Plans to Stories about Space
  • Sustainable Research and Investment