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 Berlin Strategy | Urban Development Concept Berlin 2030

Berlin, Germany

The Berlin Strategy | Urban Development Concept Berlin 2030

The city of Berlin used an interdisciplinary participation process to develop the Berlin Strategy | Urban Development Concept Berlin 2030 to support the city’s sustainable growth. more

Resilient San Francisco Strategy

San Francisco, United States

Resilient San Francisco Strategy

The city of San Francisco has developed a resilience strategy that will increase the city's capacity to be better prepared and recover more rapidly from natural disasters and climate change events. more

GOONJ

New Delhi, India

Award-winning project

GOONJ

GOONJ is an NGO working on issues of urban waste and social distribution. It believes in utilizing vast quantities of untapped old and waste material in middle class households and re-using it to create second-hand products. more

Sustainable Development of Tehran City Green Space

Tehran, Iran

Sustainable Development of Tehran City Green Space

Tehran Parks and Green Space Organization is committed to achieving sustainable development of Tehran green space and improving environmental protection. The organization also conducts awareness raising campaigns and training activities to broaden citizens' knowledge about parks development. more

Tampere: Making heritage housing more energy efficient

Tampere, Finland

Tampere: Making heritage housing more energy efficient

Tampere supports actions to make its heritage housing more energy efficient while assisting young people to gain the technical skills needed to carry out these works. more

Refurbishing ‘Los Limoneros’

Malaga, Spain

Award-winning project

Refurbishing ‘Los Limoneros’

Los Limoneros is a social housing complex, which thanks to the project has significantly improved its energy rating. more

Seoul Urban Renewal: Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration

Seoul , South Korea

Award-winning project

Seoul Urban Renewal: Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration

In 2005, Cheonggyecheon Stream has been transformed into a 10.9 km (7.0 miles) long, modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul. more

Urban Solid Waste Management in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Shortlisted project

Urban Solid Waste Management in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte

An inter-federation model make feasible for the municipalities to manage their waste in an integrated way. more

Seoul Transport Operation and Information Service (TOPIS)

Seoul , South Korea

Seoul Transport Operation and Information Service (TOPIS)

TOPIS gathers and processes real-time information to enable the city to efficiently manage road and subway train traffic. more

Ekostaden Augustenborg and Bo01 – City of Tomorrow

Malmö, Sweden

Ekostaden Augustenborg and Bo01 – City of Tomorrow

The two projects - a newly built housing area and an upgraded neighbourhood - follow the same environmental and social standards in Malmö more

Improving the Quality of Life in a Disadvantaged Neighbourhood

Ankara, Turkey

Improving the Quality of Life in a Disadvantaged Neighbourhood

This project aims to achieve social inclusion through civic engagement, cultural vitality, gender equity, and poverty reduction more

Commmunity Participation in Urban Conservation

Yangzhou, China

Commmunity Participation in Urban Conservation

This project aims to improve living conditions of the residents in the Old City area of Yangzhou through Sustainable Urban Conservation. more

Innovative Service in Difficult Environment for Recycler Artisan

Douala, Cameroon

Innovative Service in Difficult Environment for Recycler Artisan

The program increases economic viability, enhances social relevance and guarantees environmental sustainability more

Women Friendly City Project

Seoul , South Korea

Award-winning project

Women Friendly City Project

This project aims to increase gender equality in Seoul by involving women in the decision making process. more