Adopted at origin by 80 municipalities participating on the European conference on sustainable cities held in Aalborg (Denmark) on May 27th 1994, the Aalborg Charter represents up to date the largest initiative for sustainable development in Europe. It asserts the importance of the city as relevant level for local action. It morally engages the municipalities to establish a Local Agenda 21 and it advocates dense city-model and a mix of urban functions in order to guarantee a sustainable urban development. The Charter engages today more than 1300 cities in 38 countries over the world.

Aalborg charter