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.

Eco-park of the Mediterranean – Barcelona Waste Management Facility

Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Spain

Eco-park of the Mediterranean – Barcelona Waste Management Facility

Eco-park of the Mediterranean is an integrated treatment facility for municipal waste in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB). The project is part of an urban renewal plan developed for the district of Sant Adrià de Besòs. more

Morus Association: a grassroots approach to refugee integration

Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

Morus Association: a grassroots approach to refugee integration

A community-led initiative with multi-stakeholder support to facilitate the integration of refugees outside Turin in the Lanzo Valleys. more

Building social cohesion in the Badr Nazzal district of Amman

Amman, Jordan

Building social cohesion in the Badr Nazzal district of Amman

A community led initiative using public spaces to encourage social interaction between host communities and refugees. more

Jugendcollege: training and education for young migrants in Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Jugendcollege: training and education for young migrants in Vienna

Jugendcollege provides free education, training and a mentoring programme for young migrants, asylum seekers and persons entitled to an asylum or subsidiary protection allowance aged between 15 and 21 in Vienna. more

Using SafetiPin to build safer cities for women

Bogotá, Colombia

Using SafetiPin to build safer cities for women

Making Bogota a safer place for women with citizen participation. more

Cuidemos Centro programme

Madrid, Spain

Cuidemos Centro programme

A municipal training programme that employs migrants in the role of ‘Dynamizers’ to act as mediators between the local government authority and their respective communities to promote environmental awareness. more

Citizens’ Observatories in Bogota, Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia

Citizens’ Observatories in Bogota, Colombia

Citizens’ Observatories are collaborative spaces where citizens voluntarily participate in a public request and accountability process, based on the implementation of the “District and Local Administration Follow-up Tool”. more

Barcelona Activa, The Economic Development Agency of Barcelona City Council

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Activa, The Economic Development Agency of Barcelona City Council

Barcelona Activa works with small businesses and start-ups to promote entrepreneurship and provide employment opportunities in the city. more

Copenhagen Climate-Resilient Neighbourhood strategy

Copenhagen, Denmark

Award-winning project

Copenhagen Climate-Resilient Neighbourhood strategy

Initiatives for climate change adaptation are being implemented in Copenhagen's St. Kjelds’ neighbourhood. More green spaces and innovative cloudburst solutions will increase the area’s resilience against flooding and improve life quality for residents. more

Songpa Solar Nanum (Sharing) Power Plant

Seoul , South Korea

Award-winning project

Songpa Solar Nanum (Sharing) Power Plant

The Songpa Solar Nanum Power Plants aim to create a sustainable environment with community support, by implementing energy efficient projects with a focus on citizen welfare. more

Development of a sustainable transport system in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Shortlisted project

Development of a sustainable transport system in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa’s light rail and bus rapid transit project addresses the challenges rising from an ageing transport system combined with a fast-growing population to ensure a prosperous, equitable, and sustainable city for the future. more

Berlin Open Data strategy

Berlin, Germany

Berlin Open Data strategy

In 2011, the City of Berlin engaged in the development of an Open Data platform to foster transparency in public administration and the production of smart city apps. more

Energy efficient refurbishment at Berlin's Märkisches Viertel neighbourhood

Berlin, Germany

Energy efficient refurbishment at Berlin's Märkisches Viertel neighbourhood

The Märkisches Viertel neighbourhood in Berlin has become Germany’s largest low energy settlement due to the energy efficient conversion of 13,500 apartments. more

Crisis management planning

Berlin, Germany

Crisis management planning

The Berlin Senate Department for Health, Care and Gender Equality ("Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit, Pflege und Gleichstellung") has developed a model for standardised operational planning for crisis management. more