Right in the middle - The second conference

the city grimma at the lake with a bridge Copyright: © Thomas Braun/Stadt Grimma

For two years now, the Mittelstadt has been the focus of the Research Training Group "Mittelstadt als Mitmachstadt. Qualitative change through new cultures of city-making". Now, after the many digital meetings, we are happy to invite you to our first big conference in person under the motto "Mittendrin"!

On July 11 and 12, 2022, we welcome you to Grimma, a medium-sized city from our medium-sized city network.
The event is aimed at our 40 cooperation municipalities from 12 federal states of Germany as well as other medium-sized city interested parties. The aim is to bring the cities among themselves, but also municipalities and science into a constructive exchange on the topics of participation, Mittelstadt and transformative research.
In addition to the six professors of the research training group and the doctoral students, these three experts will also contribute a fresh view of the Mittelstadt from higher-level planning perspectives - also in order to carry the municipal topics further:

  • Dr. Klaus Effing (Kommunale Gemeinschaftsstelle für Verwaltungsmanagement),
  • Imke Mumm (Bavarian State Ministry for Housing, Construction and Transport),
  • Dr. Bertram Schiffers (IBA Thuringia)

Register here by 20.05.2022 for the event.
We ask you to take about 5 to 10 minutes for the registration form, as we will also use this to prepare the content.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the conference preparation team at or