Culture01.12.2014

Mannheim - Unesco City of Music

Mannheim is Unesco City of Music – title received with elation
Mannheim is Unesco City of Music

At last an end to the months of waiting: UNESCO, principle cultural institution worldwide, has appointed Mannheim to its Creative Cities Network. From now on the city can bear the name “Mannheim UNESCO City of Music”.

International27.11.2014

Mayor Dr Peter Kurz at a conference in Ramallah - Meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas

OB Dr. Kurz zusammen mit Prof. Daoud Zatari
OB Dr. Kurz zusammen mit Prof. Daoud Zatari

On invitation of the German governmental society for international cooperation (GIZ) a delegation of three people headed by Mayor Dr Peter Kurz participated in an international conference in Ramallah, Palestine.

Politics & Management24.03.2014

Prof. Dr. José del R. Millán receives Bertha-und-Carl-Benz-Preis

OB Dr. Peter Kurz und Prof. Dr. José del R. Millán
OB Dr. Peter Kurz und Prof. Dr. José del R. Millán

The City of Mannheim’s Bertha-und-Carl-Benz Preis 2013 was presented to Prof. Dr. José del R. Millán on Sunday, 16 March. In bestowing the Bertha-und-Carl-Benz-Preis, the City of Mannheim recognizes individuals or organisations who have served in the field of improving mobility – especially in making mobility easier, more social or more environmentally sound. “The prize follows the tradition of Bertha and Carl Benz’ entrepreneurial courage and of the implementation of their invention into our society”, Dr. Peter Kurz stated.

Politics & Management13.01.2014

Biennial Budget 2014/2015 Approved

1,2 Milliarden Euro beträgt das Haushaltsvolumen der Stadt Mannheim pro Jahr
1,2 Milliarden Euro beträgt das Haushaltsvolumen der Stadt Mannheim pro Jahr

The Regional Council in Karlsruhe has approved the City of Mannheim’s biennial budget 2014/2015. Nicolette Kressl, district president, confirmed the legality of the budget statutes adopted by the municipal council in December without imposing any restrictions.

Politics & Management09.01.2014

The Future Lies in Creative Cities

Oberbürgermeister Dr. Peter Kurz bei seiner Neujahrsansprache.
Oberbürgermeister Dr. Peter Kurz bei seiner Neujahrsansprache.

The sustainability of a city is driven by its creativity. And there’s an abundance of it in Mannheim. This was powerfully demonstrated at the 2014 New Year’s reception, dedicated to the theme “creative city”.

Politics & Management16.12.2013

Biennial Budget 2014/2015 Adopted

Die Etatberatungen im Gemeinderat
Die Etatberatungen im Gemeinderat

271 applications were processed by Mannheim’s municipal council. The negotiations went on for two days. Then the biennal budget 2014/2015 was adopted. CDU, SPD, the green party Grüne, representative for the left-wing party Linke and City Councilor Gudrun Kuch all voted in favour of the budget. FDP and the politically independent local party Mannheimer Liste / Freie Wähler voted against it.

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