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.

Sofia city development strategy – Sofia I and II

Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia city development strategy – Sofia I and II

The aim was to enhance the development of a democratic and self-reliant municipal management system to generate sustainable benefits more

Integrated planning of a shopping-centre

Graz, Austria

Integrated planning of a shopping-centre

The Murpark shopping centre combines economic benefits with a sustainable mobility concept. more

Risk management and prevention

Marseilles, France

Risk management and prevention

This project used interdisciplinary cooperation and stakeholder involvement to implement a risk management system. more

Urban development strategy for the Cotonou agglomeration

Cotonou, Benin

Urban development strategy for the Cotonou agglomeration

The strategy aims at defining priorities and giving institutions for the development of Cotonou’s urban agglomeration. more

Eastern Neighborhoods Community Plans

San Francisco, United States

Eastern Neighborhoods Community Plans

Through zoning and land-use regulation, this program fosters balanced development of affordable housing and light-industries more

Micro and Small Enterprise Development Program

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Award-winning project

Micro and Small Enterprise Development Program

This programme uses micro-credit loans and business training to alleviate poverty and unemployment in the city of Addis Ababa. more

Global Learning Village

Melbourne , Australia

Global Learning Village

The Global Learning Village is a concept, which aims at establishing smarter, healthier and better connected communities more

Social Intervention Project for the Cumbica Urbanisation Programme

Guarulhos, Brazil

Social Intervention Project for the Cumbica Urbanisation Programme

The aim of the programme is to provide access to social housing and public services to the local population to improve social inclusion more

Gender-sensitive park design at Einsiedlerpark and St. Johann Park

Vienna, Austria

Gender-sensitive park design at Einsiedlerpark and St. Johann Park

Gender-sensitive solutions to enable girls and young women to utilize public spaces and parks in a safer and better way more

Sustainable Urban District Vauban

Freiburg, Germany

Award-winning project

Sustainable Urban District Vauban

A former derelict site is developed into a residential district through an integrated approach more

Restructuring Avenue Royale: an urban integrated project

Casablanca, Morocco

Restructuring Avenue Royale: an urban integrated project

The project illustrates how conflicts between planner's aims and resident's views can be mitigated by participation processes more

Neighbourhood rehabilitation: community participation - pilot concept

Baghdad, Iraq

Neighbourhood rehabilitation: community participation - pilot concept

The project is based on community participation as a way to improve municipal service delivery in four low-income neighbourhoods more

Violence Prevention Through Urban Upgrading in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

Violence Prevention Through Urban Upgrading in Cape Town

Violence prevention through urban upgrading; using social engagement and town planning as tools in fighting crime. more

Integrated Development Planning in the City of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa

Integrated Development Planning in the City of Johannesburg

The project involves working with residents, as well as strategically planning, to ensure equitable service delivery across the municipality more