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.

Glasgow Green Wardens scheme: Greening the council and boosting employability

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow Green Wardens scheme: Greening the council and boosting employability

Glasgow gives employment opportunities in the green sector to people with a low employability profile through a traineeship scheme with the city council. more

Brussels' Village Finance: Grants to create jobs and improve the local environment

Brussels Capital Region, Belgium

Brussels' Village Finance: Grants to create jobs and improve the local environment

In Brussels Capital Region, micro-grants have been used to support the growth of green businesses in disadvantaged areas, and encourage new and aspiring entrepreneurs. more

Barcelona: Inclusive employment in park maintenance

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona: Inclusive employment in park maintenance

Successful collaboration between a team specialising in the employment of people with disabilities and the municipal park company has helped provide support to individual employees and made the company itself more responsive to their needs. more

EcoHouse Antwerp - Fighting poverty and unemployment while reaching city climate targets

Antwerp, Belgium

EcoHouse Antwerp - Fighting poverty and unemployment while reaching city climate targets

Antwerp is running an advice and demonstration centre for residents to improve energy efficiency of homes. more

Social clauses in public procurement for sustainable employment

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Social clauses in public procurement for sustainable employment

Amsterdam uses public procurement to support its young people at risk of exclusion to obtain a formal engineering qualification and work experience. It combines training measures with creating job placements specifically for this target group. more

Local strategies to implement national energy efficiency schemes in Newcastle

Newcastle, United Kingdom

Local strategies to implement national energy efficiency schemes in Newcastle

Through building partnerships between the public and private sectors, the city of Newcastle has improved the energy efficiency of its housing stock, decreased fuel poverty and created jobs and training opportunities for vulnerable young people. more

Idea City Website

Mashhad, Iran

Award-winning project

Idea City Website

The website fosters citizen participation in urban management to provide innovative solutions to urban issues more

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

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