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.

Porto Maravilha Urban Operation

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Award-winning project

Porto Maravilha Urban Operation

The project's goal is to establish a new standard of occupation for the waterfront area of Rio de Janeiro more

Capacity Building Programme

Kolkata, India

Capacity Building Programme

The programme intended to transform the Municipal Corporation into a more effective organisation to improve municipal service delivery. more

22@ Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

22@ Barcelona

22@ Barcelona is an urban transformation project with the aim of creating a new innovation district. more

Modern facility for transforming cassava into attiéké in the Songon Kassemblé

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Award-winning project

Modern facility for transforming cassava into attiéké in the Songon Kassemblé

A pilot project to improve the living conditions of women and young people in the District of Abidjan more

Design, Construction and Operation of Persian Gulf Martyrs’ Artificial Lake

Tehran, Iran

Award-winning project

Design, Construction and Operation of Persian Gulf Martyrs’ Artificial Lake

The Persian Gulf Lake provides a new social and recreational area for the residents of Tehran, as well as for international visitors. more

The Madrid Río Project

Madrid, Spain

Award-winning project

The Madrid Río Project

The Madrid Río project aims at converting the zone alongside the Manzanares River into green areas to make the city eco friendlier. more

VicHealth Food for All Program

Melbourne , Australia

VicHealth Food for All Program

Five year Food for All program involved nine Victorian Municipalities taking a lead to address food insecurity. more

Bogotá Sin Hambre: Bogata Without Hunger

Bogota, Colombia

Bogotá Sin Hambre: Bogata Without Hunger

Bogotá, Colombia has used urban agriculture and farmers markets to help alleviate poverty and undernutrition while addressing ill health. more

“The Sharing City, Seoul” Project

Seoul , South Korea

Award-winning project

“The Sharing City, Seoul” Project

A city-funded and share-based policy for improving citizens’ quality of life in Seoul more

SOIL Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

SOIL Haiti

The mission of SOIL is to promote dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods through the transformation of wastes into resources. more

Ocean Somali Community Association (OSCA)

London, United Kingdom

Ocean Somali Community Association (OSCA)

A charity organisation providing services to residents in East London to foster their integration. more

Food and urban agriculture strategy "Fresh" for Edmonton

Edmonton, Canada

Food and urban agriculture strategy "Fresh" for Edmonton

Food production must be added to urban planning policy and legislation to increase the normality of urban agriculture in Edmonton more

The Stop

Toronto, Canada

The Stop

The Stop has pioneered a transformation from a traditional charity-model food bank to a new, empowerment model of ‘community food centre’. more

Sandokdoro Renaissance Project

Busan, South Korea

Award-winning project

Sandokdoro Renaissance Project

The project intends to revitalize a deprived neighborhood, while preserving its unique spatial, cultural, landscape and historical assets. more