4th KoMet Day on "Urban Complexity" successfully held - 60 participants from science and practice were present!

On December 1, 2022, the 4th KoMet Day on "Urban Complexity: Complexity and Transformation Science Perspectives on Sustainable Urban Development" took place. The organization of this year's event was the responsibility of KoMet scientist Michael Roos (Ruhr-Universität Bochum).

On this day, about 60 participants in presence and about 50 online participants discussed the complexity of metropolises and cities under the moderation of Klaus Kordowski (Stiftung Mercator).
The discussants addressed the following questions: Which structural transformations challenge cities and regions? Which structures and processes promote or inhibit social, institutional and technological innovations in metropolitan areas? Which planning and control instruments are necessary to cope with the Grand Challenges?

The PROGRAM of the KoMet-Day can be viewed and DOWNLOADED here!

The documentation of the KoMet-Day is in progress and will be published here soon!


Complementary to this, the Urban Systems Group (UDE) organized a half-day online workshop for young researchers (PhD students and PostDocs) on 29.11.2022, also dealing with the topic of metropolitan research from the complexity perspective and the relevance of transdisciplinary science.The program of this workshop can be viewed HERE. The results of this workshop were presented at KoMet Day and included in the discussions.

These events were supported this year by Stiftung Mercator, Emschergenossenschaft and NRW.BANK.