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.

Safer Cities Programme

Durban / eThekwini Municipality, South Africa

Safer Cities Programme

The safer city strategy is the expression of a joint plan of action for local government and partners more

Heartfelt Houses / Proyecto Juan Bobo

Medellín, Colombia

Award-winning project

Heartfelt Houses / Proyecto Juan Bobo

Inhabitants of a former informal settlement are supplied with clean water, sewage, and waste disposal. more

Urban Poverty and City Consultation Process: Poverty Reduction Programme

Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria

Urban Poverty and City Consultation Process: Poverty Reduction Programme

The programme showed significant results in poverty reduction and creating employment. more

Micro-Gardens in Dakar

Dakar, Senegal

Award-winning project

Micro-Gardens in Dakar

Micro-gardening is permitting soilless horticultural production in small urban spaces, and participate to the fight against food insecurity. more

Urban Agriculture Programme (UAP)

Rosario, Argentina

Award-winning project

Urban Agriculture Programme (UAP)

The objective of the UAP is to implement a participatory process of production, transformation, and commercialisation to improve food supply more

Institutional capacity building for the metropolitan management in Colima

Colima, Mexico

Institutional capacity building for the metropolitan management in Colima

This project helped implement a strategic plan for reducing fragmentation and spatial disparities, and increasing local capacity building more

Shiraz - The Green City

Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz - The Green City

The project has contributed increasing green space and limiting the construction of unwanted settlements through reforestation. more

La Taula per a la Millora Urbana – TxMU

Barcelona, Spain

La Taula per a la Millora Urbana – TxMU

The project improves living conditions for inhabitants affected in those urban areas requiring special attention. more

Imagined Path - Camino Imaginado

Bogota, Colombia

Imagined Path - Camino Imaginado

The City of Bogotá’s project ‘Camino Imaginado – Imagined Path aims to improve social inclusion for inhabitants in the urban periphery. more

Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP)

Edmonton, Canada

Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP)

The Plan provides strategic direction for Edmonton entire urban forest. more

Preparing the Monrovia Slum Upgrading Initiative

Monrovia, Liberia

Preparing the Monrovia Slum Upgrading Initiative

Liberia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy initiates upgrading of five slums in Monrovia among its strategic priorities for poverty reduction more

Lawrence-Allen Revitalization Plan

Toronto, Canada

Lawrence-Allen Revitalization Plan

The highly participatory approach and its continuous integration of different city departments are outstanding features of this plan more

New Supportive Housing Projects

Vancouver, Canada

New Supportive Housing Projects

The programme supports the development of social and supportive housing on municipally owned sites. more

One Less Nuclear Power Plant

Seoul , South Korea

One Less Nuclear Power Plant

The initiative aims at reducing energy consumption and increasing renewable energy production to compensate for one nuclear power plant more