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.

4°C Cooler – Using green infrastructure to build a climate resilient Melbourne

Melbourne , Australia

Shortlisted project

4°C Cooler – Using green infrastructure to build a climate resilient Melbourne

In 2010 the city of Melbourne appointed a new Urban Landscape Team to produce a Green Infrastructure Program to cope with a difficult future climate and maintain its economic prosperity and liveability. more

"Prepare before it’s too late": learn to live with earthquakes

Kocaeli (Province), Turkey

Award-winning project

"Prepare before it’s too late": learn to live with earthquakes

After the Marmara earthquake in 1999, the City of Kocaeli decided that living with risk cannot be business as usual. The city is using risk mapping to revisit its development priorities. Moreover, the city is engaging the community in innovative public awareness efforts. more

Linköping Carbon Neutral 2025

Linköping, Sweden

Shortlisted project

Linköping Carbon Neutral 2025

In 2011 the Municipal Council adopted its long-term climate goal to make Linköping a carbon-neutral community by 2025. more

HOME GR/OWN Milwaukee

Milwaukee, United States

HOME GR/OWN Milwaukee

HOME GR/OWN Milwaukee empowers residents to transform neighbourhoods by re-purposing City-owned vacant lots into community food assets more