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.

Smarter Sustainable Dubuque
Shortlisted project

Dubuque, United States

Smarter Sustainable Dubuque

Smarter Sustainable Dubuque is a partnership between... more

Providence Talks
Award-winning project

Providence, United States

Providence Talks

Providence Talks is an early childhood program that ... more

The Rotterdam Businesscase (De Rotterdamse Zaak)
Shortlisted project

Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Rotterdam Businesscase (De Rotterdamse...

De Rotterdamse Zaak is a work-based learning company... more

Project Hub Yangon, Myanmar’s first start-up incubator

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Project Hub Yangon, Myanmar’s first start-...

In 2012 the first incubator and co-working space in ... more

Young Consultants Group of Municipality of Mashhad

Mashhad, Iran

Young Consultants Group of Municipality of...

Youth Scientific Cooperation in Urban Management to ... more

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

Melbourne , Australia

4°C Cooler – Using green infrastructure to...

In 2010 the city of Melbourne appointed a new Urban ... more

"Prepare before it’s too late": learn to live with earthquakes
Award-winning project

Kocaeli (Province), Turkey

"Prepare before it’s too late": learn to l...

After the Marmara earthquake in 1999, the City of Ko... more

Linköping Carbon Neutral 2025
Shortlisted project

Linköping, Sweden

Linköping Carbon Neutral 2025

In 2011 the Municipal Council adopted its long-term ... more

The Metro Line 3

Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico

The Metro Line 3

The construction of a new subway line will increase ... more

Crisis management planning

Berlin, Germany

Crisis management planning

The Berlin Senate Department for Health, Care and Ge... more

Know Your City: Lusaka 2030 - a city without slums
Shortlisted project

Lusaka, Zambia

Know Your City: Lusaka 2030 - a city witho...

To foster a sustainable working relationship between... more

Rio Capital Energy Program

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio Capital Energy Program

To mobilize support for and commission projects ensu... more

SynAthina: a social innovation platform
Award-winning project

Athens, Greece

SynAthina: a social innovation platform

Citizens, policy-makers and private sector represent... more

Migrant Access Project
Award-winning project

Leeds, United Kingdom

Migrant Access Project

A citizen-led initiative to build relationships betw... more