The City of Aachen has 248.000 inhabitants and is situated at the western border of Germany to Belgium and the Netherlands. It is a very important place for science and education with more than 50.000 students in total. The district Aachen-North is a heterogenous area with a mixture of recent and ancient industrial and residential buildings. Due to the development of the last 80 years there are many historical buildings for housing, a lot are listed buildings. Therefore urban planning focuses on revitalizing and improving the attractiveness of the district.
The district Aachen Nord (300 ha, 15500 inhabitants) is part of a multi-year urban development program “social city”. In the model site of the EU-GUGLE pilot about 1.500 residents are directly involved in the buildings.
My Smart City District project: EU-GUGLE
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