In 2030, the City of Aarhus is expected to have grown by 50,000 inhabitants, 30,000 jobs and 10,000 study places. At the same time, Aarhus must be carbon-neutral by 2030. All in all, this places heavy demands on the ambitious urban development plans – both now and in the long term.

When planning for the future Aarhus, we must ensure connectedness as well as sustainability in order to create urban quality for both current and future citizens of Aarhus. Aarhus wants to remain a city for everyone. By uniting high living standards with high urban quality, the city aims to become an even better place to live and work regardless of age, income group and household type.


Selection of sites and cases

Aarhus Docklands is one of the largest harbour urban development projects in Europe. In Danish, it’s called “Aarhus Ø”, which both means “Aarhus Island” and “Aarhus East”.

Aarhus’ new neighbourhood, Lisbjerg, will be built according to sustainable principles and promote public transport and biking among residents.

The South Harbour District is a major urban development area in Aarhus. In the coming years, the area will be transformed into one of Denmark's most diverse business districts.