Rottenburg am Neckar is a large district town in the district of Tübingen in Baden-Württemberg. Rottenburg has a very committed urban society and numerous experiences with participation, such as citizens' dialogues and petitions. Among other things, the town is characterised by a special carnival culture, which marks the beginning of the Rottenburg year.
The Municipal Development Advisory Board focussed on the effects of current crises on peaceful coexistence and the sustainable development of the city. It also addressed the increasing polarisation in urban society, which has become apparent in previous participation processes, among other things.
The Municipal Development Advisory Board built on Rottenburg's "City Concept 2030" and examined where the achievement of objectives could be hindered by current crises and what is needed to counteract this. Specific recommendations were developed on how the city's communication can be improved in a sustainable and transparent manner.