Aalborg Municipality has seven administrations, one of them – The Department of Environment and Energy – conducts holistic planning in sustainability, climate, energy, water supply, waste water and refuse.
Through the years, Aalborg has undergone a huge transformation from industrial town to modern knowledge city with a global perspective.
Aalborg has a strong focus on sustainability and has lent its name to two important agreements on sustainability. The Aalborg Charter from 1994 and 10 years later Aalborg Commitments. In 2014, Aalborg has committed to the Covenant of Mayors. Furthermore, Aalborg has launched the SMART Aalborg initiative to make Aalborg a smarter, more digital and sustainable city.
As part of the ongoing development, Aalborg Municipality wishes to participate in disciplinary collaborations and networks within the EU. The Hotmaps project is a good example of this.
The Municipality of Aalborg has been conducting strategic heat planning since the late 1980s and through the years, Aalborg has made several heat plans for the municipality. As a partner of the Hotmaps project Aalborg intend to include and share our knowledge and experience to the process of developing and testing the tool and to the other pilot areas. In addition, Aalborg expect to learn from the experiences of the other pilot areas and partners in the project.