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.

“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

Fresh City Farms

Toronto, Canada

Fresh City Farms

Fresh City Farms is a for-profit social enterprise that operates market gardens in Toronto, providing pathways to farming for young people. more

Growth of small scale (peri) urban agriculture in Ghent, Belgium

Genth, Belgium

Growth of small scale (peri) urban agriculture in Ghent, Belgium

Ghent has identified a demand for urban agriculture to occur within the city region to provide better transparency in the food system more