Case Studies

Metropolis wishes to build a network of initiatives among metropolitan governments and their collaborating partners to promote projects in partnership for urban sustainability, in environmental, economic, social, and cultural aspects. Here you can find examples of good practice in our case studies and contact local experts. If you are an expert yourself, we encourage you to register and upload your own case study.

OpenBorough: active citizenship via e-participation
Shortlisted project

Amsterdam, Netherlands

OpenBorough: active citizenship via e-part...

The City of Amsterdam has embarked on a project to m... more

Redesigning the Leopoldplatz Square

Berlin, Germany

Redesigning the Leopoldplatz Square

The redesign and reconstruction of the Leopoldplatz ... more

Gabriel Peri Square – Management of a public space to ensure sustainable social integration

Lyon, France

Gabriel Peri Square – Management of a publ...

The City of Lyon has instituted action to secure the... more

27 Delvalle: an urban health living lab
Shortlisted project

Nice, France

27 Delvalle: an urban health living lab

The City of Nice is responding to a growing communit... more

Co-operative Glasgow
Shortlisted project

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Co-operative Glasgow

The City of Glasgow is identifying effective and sus... more

Barcelona Activa, The Economic Development Agency of Barcelona City Council

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Activa, The Economic Development...

Barcelona Activa works with small businesses and sta... more

Eco-park of the Mediterranean – Barcelona Waste Management Facility

Barcelona, Spain

Eco-park of the Mediterranean – Barcelona ...

Eco-park of the Mediterranean is an integrated treat... more

The re-development of La Balanza cultural neighborhood
Award-winning project

Lima, Peru

The re-development of La Balanza cultural ...

An urban redevelopment programme showcasing art, str... more

Copenhagen Climate-Resilient Neighbourhood strategy
Award-winning project

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Climate-Resilient Neighbourhood...

Initiatives for climate change adaptation are being ... more

La Paz Road Zebras: A Citizen Culture Project
Award-winning project

La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz Road Zebras: A Citizen Culture Project

The City of La Paz’s Zebra project employs marginali... more

Development of a sustainable transport system in Addis Ababa
Shortlisted project

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Development of a sustainable transport sys...

Addis Ababa’s light rail and bus rapid transit proje... more

Songpa Solar Nanum (Sharing) Power Plant
Award-winning project

Seoul , South Korea

Songpa Solar Nanum (Sharing) Power Plant

The Songpa Solar Nanum Power Plants aim to create a ... more

Berlin Open Data strategy

Berlin, Germany

Berlin Open Data strategy

In 2011, the City of Berlin engaged in the developme... more

Energy efficient refurbishment at Berlin's Märkisches Viertel neighbourhood

Berlin, Germany

Energy efficient refurbishment at Berlin's...

The Märkisches Viertel neighbourhood in Berlin has b... more