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.

Conversion of a school building to a library in the area of Ostkreuz-Friedrichshain, Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Conversion of a school building to a libra...

The innovative and sustainable architectural concept... more

The Schöneberg Loop

Berlin, Germany

The Schöneberg Loop

Through the so-called “Schöneberg Loop” (Schöneberge... more

West End Community Plan
Shortlisted project

Vancouver, Canada

West End Community Plan

The West End Community Plan provides a clear and fle... more

Greening The Grassroots in Petaling Jaya
Shortlisted project

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Greening The Grassroots in Petaling Jaya

Based on business and community participation, the G... more

Zero Waste Program
Shortlisted project

Bogotá, Colombia

Zero Waste Program

The Zero Waste Program aims to reduce waste and incr... more

Making Berlin accessible to all
Award-winning project

Berlin, Germany

Making Berlin accessible to all

Berlin has the ambition to become a world-class exam... more

Youth election project U18
Award-winning project

Berlin, Germany

Youth election project U18

The U18 initiative is a simulated vote that takes pl... more

Climate-Neutral Berlin 2050
Award-winning project

Berlin, Germany

Climate-Neutral Berlin 2050

Berlin’s new energy and climate protection strategy,... more

Berlin’s City Tree Campaign

Berlin, Germany

Berlin’s City Tree Campaign

The aim of the Berlin’s City Tree Campaign is to pla... more

The Edinburgh Guarantee
Shortlisted project

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Edinburgh Guarantee

Edinburgh has inspired cultural change across the pu... more

Oslo’s Traffic Agent app - Game to improve road safety
Shortlisted project

Oslo, Norway

Oslo’s Traffic Agent app - Game to improve...

Oslo has turned to mobile technology to tackle traff... more

The Pluit Reservoir Revitalization Project
Shortlisted project

Jakarta, Indonesia

The Pluit Reservoir Revitalization Project

The Pluit Reservoir Revitalization Project represent... more

The International Building Exhibition and its “Climate Protection Concept Renewable Wilhelmsburg"
Shortlisted project

Hamburg, Germany

The International Building Exhibition and ...

In 2005 Hamburg decided to support the redevelopment... more

Gwangju Carbon Bank system
Shortlisted project

Gwangju, South Korea

Gwangju Carbon Bank system

In 2008, the City of Gwangju has initiated a program... more