Interview: “Diversity is part of our DNA” (Peter Kurz, Mayor of Mannheim)

By |2024-01-02T15:01:56+01:00May 8th 2018|Gender and Inequalities, Integrated Planning|

The city of Mannheim has always been an intercultural city with an urban community characterised by diversity. But like many other cities in Germany, Mannheim is feeling the impacts of the sudden influx of refugees in 2015. Through various projects and initiatives, the city strives to maintain an urban society which is characterised by a spirit of openness and understanding. URBANET talked to Mannheim’s mayor Dr. Peter Kurz about the city’s approach to diversity and the chances that can arise from being a diverse city.

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