Photo credit: Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg

Great Response to Citizen Talk

Numerous Mannheim citizens braved the cold to follow the invitation of the university, the city council and the Land to discuss the construction plans for A5 and the Friedrichspark at a citizen talk. President Prof. Dr. Thomas Puhl, Dr. Josef Kolbitsch, head of the University Computing Center, and representatives of the city’s division for urban planning, the Amt für Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg, office for real estate and construction management, and the Studierendenwerk answered the citizens’ critical questions and also offered individual talks.


The citizen talk is one of several initiatives by the university to enter into dialog with the citizens of Mannheim in order to discuss the urgently needed new buildings for the university, which are being planned in cooperation with the city council and the Land. First talks between university representatives and various groups of the municipal council already took place in mid-January. Talks with the Umweltforum Mannheim and the advisory board of the city center are scheduled for next week, followed by a conference of the city’s committee for environment and technology, where the university will also present its plans.