The Aalborg model

Transforming a vulnerable housing area into a mixed community.

Aalborg, Denmark


The Aalborg model is collaboration model focusing on large scale renovations in socially vulnerable living areas. The model has its foundation in a close relationship between the social housing association, local business community, the municipality, the association community and social enterprises. It’s a long-term strategy based on co-creation, which will ensure a good life for the residents of the area. The idea is that every actor must contribute. The model is developed and has been used in two different projects in Denmark’s fourth biggest city, Aalborg. There have been documented a lot of positive changes, which is realised because of: significant physical improvements, a new health house with public and private offers, engagement from the local business community, focus on ensuring diversity in the area, support from a social enterprise and the association community.