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All students can register for one module. You can specify two preferences. Please use the numbers “1” and “2”. If you have not been assigned a place in the project after the end of the assignment and are still interested in participating, please contact sibel.yildirim[@]ipw.rwth-aachen.de directly.
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Type of event
17. Oktober 2023
Tuesday, 04:30-06:00 pm
Online, individual sessions also available as hybrid
Online participation under the following
Credit points can not be obtained
Contact: Katja Schotte (schotte[at]pt.rwth-aachen.de)
The socio-ecological transformation of the economy and society presents cities and regions with comprehensive and diverse challenges. Economic sectors are facing upheaval, previous infrastructures and forms of land use, but also everyday practices are increasingly being questioned. This is particularly the case in former lignite regions, where the phase-out of fossil energy supply requires a reorientation of regional development. Coping with the structural change towards a post-fossil economy is a cross-sectional task, especially for spatial development and planning.
The lecture series takes up these challenges against the background of the experiences of the phase-out of lignite use in Lusatia, Central Germany and the Rhineland and discusses the following questions:
Speakers from different regions, scientific disciplines and practice will address these questions. The lecture series serves to promote networking not only between universities and research institutions in the regions and the federal government’s departmental research, but also the exchange between science and practice.
The lecture series is organised by Prof. Dr. Ludger Gailing (Department of Regional Planning, Brandenburg University Cottbus-Senftenberg), Dr. Matthias Naumann (Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development, Cottbus), Dr. Nora Küttel and Prof. Dr. Boris Michel (Institute of Geosciences and Geography, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) and Prof. Dr. Agnes Förster (Chair of Planning Theory and Urban Development, RWTH Aachen University).
Lernziele der Veranstaltung.
Joint introduction by BBSR, BTU, MLU, RWTH
Lausitz becomes WOWsitz – Approaches for the Transformation of a Region
Dr. Cordelia Polinna
Institute for Resilience in Rural Areas
Democratising jUst Sutainability Transitions (DUST)
Dr. Verena Balz
Applied Research on the Transformation of Lignite Regions. Examples of Structural Change in the Lausitz Mining Area
Dr. Anika Noack & Dr. Tamara Schaal
Crocodiles, Coal & Artificial Lakes: More-Than-Human Geographies of the Post-Mining Landscape
Dr. Mareike Pampus
(Un)Just Coal Transitions: Community, Heritage, and Sacrifice Zones in South Wales and Mitteldeutschland, Germany
Dr. Amy Walker
Carbon Sovereignty: Coal, Development, and Energy Transition in the Navajo Nation
Prof. Dr. Andrew Curley
University of Arizona
Imperial Lifestyles and the Transformation of Automobility
Prof. Dr. Markus Wissen
Berlin School of Economics and Law
Democratically Shaping Regional Transformations: Potentials and Problems of Alternative Economies
Dr. Andreas Exner
Extreme Right Mobilisations in the Transformation Process of Lausitz. Challenges and Possible Responses
Prof. Dr. Heike Radvan
Controlling of Transformation Processes
Prof. Dr. Peter Letmathe
Structural Change Planning and Design from a Multi-Level Perspective
Prof. Dr. Agnes Förster
Spatial Images for Regions Undergoing Structural Change
Prof. Philipp Krass
Depending on the course of studies, module and examination, credit points can be achieved through participation. If you would like to take an exam, please make sure beforehand how you can get credit for it in your degree program. Of course, you can also take exams without receiving curricular credit for them. Visit our FAQs for more information.
Certificate of Participation (0 CP, not graded)
Protocol with critical analysis (2 CP, not graded)
Term Paper 10-15 pages (3 CP)
Term Paper 15-20 pages (4 CP)