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.

Co-operative Glasgow
Shortlisted project

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Co-operative Glasgow

The City of Glasgow is identifying effective and sus... more

Barcelona Activa, The Economic Development Agency of Barcelona City Council

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Activa, The Economic Development...

Barcelona Activa works with small businesses and sta... more

Eco-park of the Mediterranean – Barcelona Waste Management Facility

Barcelona, Spain

Eco-park of the Mediterranean – Barcelona ...

Eco-park of the Mediterranean is an integrated treat... more

The re-development of La Balanza cultural neighborhood
Award-winning project

Lima, Peru

The re-development of La Balanza cultural ...

An urban redevelopment programme showcasing art, str... more

Copenhagen Climate-Resilient Neighbourhood strategy
Award-winning project

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Climate-Resilient Neighbourhood...

Initiatives for climate change adaptation are being ... more

La Paz Road Zebras: A Citizen Culture Project
Award-winning project

La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz Road Zebras: A Citizen Culture Project

The City of La Paz’s Zebra project employs marginali... more

Development of a sustainable transport system in Addis Ababa
Shortlisted project

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Development of a sustainable transport sys...

Addis Ababa’s light rail and bus rapid transit proje... more

Songpa Solar Nanum (Sharing) Power Plant
Award-winning project

Seoul , South Korea

Songpa Solar Nanum (Sharing) Power Plant

The Songpa Solar Nanum Power Plants aim to create a ... more

Berlin Open Data strategy

Berlin, Germany

Berlin Open Data strategy

In 2011, the City of Berlin engaged in the developme... more

Energy efficient refurbishment at Berlin's Märkisches Viertel neighbourhood

Berlin, Germany

Energy efficient refurbishment at Berlin's...

The Märkisches Viertel neighbourhood in Berlin has b... more

Youth Lead the Change: Participatory Budgeting Boston
Award-winning project

Boston, United States

Youth Lead the Change: Participatory Budge...

Through this participatory budgeting program, youth ... more

 Rea Vaya - Bus Rapid Transit System
Shortlisted project

Johannesburg, South Africa

Rea Vaya - Bus Rapid Transit System

The Rea Vaya (‘we are going’) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT... more

FastFWD: bringing innovation to government procurement
Award-winning project

Philadelphia, United States

FastFWD: bringing innovation to government...

Philadelphia’s FastFWD program provides a path for c... more

SmartData Platform: solving problems before they start
Award-winning project

Chicago, United States

SmartData Platform: solving problems befor...

The SmartData Platform is an open source predictive ... more