The ARL organises numerous scientific events – all the upcoming events can be found in the Events Programme.
One of the most important knowledge transfer events held by the ARL is the annual ARL Congress. Between 100 and 200 specialists from academia and practice spend the two days of the congress discussing topical issues relevant to spatial science, for instance spatial development in Europe, large-scale infrastructural projects or the energy transition. The annual congress is very popular among members of the ARL network and also among the broader group of spatial scientists and practitioners.
Events held by the Young Professionals’ Forum of the ARL
Every year an organisational team made up of members of the Young Professionals’ Forum organise a two-day conference with an excursion on a spatial science topic at changing locations in Germany. The conference is very popular as it gives young researchers and practitioners an opportunity for discussion of their own research, for transdisciplinary communication, and for networking.
Since 2012 the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning has cooperated with the Spatial Planning Faculty of the TU Dortmund to organise the Dortmund Conference. The conference is held every two years and is dedicated to current and interdisciplinary topics of spatial planning and spatial research.
Spatial Science Colloquium
Every two years the 5R-Network holds the Spatial Science Colloquium. The events offer an opportunity for discussions on current topics relevant to spatial development and target interested professionals from academia, policymaking and administration. The colloquiums have been held since 2005.