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 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

The Wellbeing Project: Measuring and Managing What Really Matters
Award-winning project

Santa Monica, United States

The Wellbeing Project: Measuring and Manag...

Santa Monica, California is tapping the power of dat... more

Eskisehir City Memory Museum
Shortlisted project

Eskisehir, Turkey

Eskisehir City Memory Museum

Eskishir has created a Memory Museum that combines m... more

Community Resilience through Women Leadership

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Community Resilience through Women Leadership

This action plan was initiated by the Participatory ... more

Rio Operations Center
Shortlisted project

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio Operations Center

The Rio Operations Center's responsibility is to con... more

Food Ladder Oasis for Afghan Women

Kabul, Afghanistan

Food Ladder Oasis for Afghan Women

Social enterprise project addressing food security o... more

Estidama Sustainability Program
Shortlisted project

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Estidama Sustainability Program

In one of the world’s most rapidly growing cities, a... more

Buenos Aires City’s Collaborative Roundtable for Innovation and Creativity
Shortlisted project

Buenos Aires (Ciudad), Argentina

Buenos Aires City’s Collaborative Roundtab...

The central idea of these roundtables is to engage a... more

Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP)
Award-winning project

Cairo, Egypt

Participatory Development Programme in Urb...

This project advises concepts and methods of partici... more

City talks on sustainable energy: the silent majority speaks
Shortlisted project

Utrecht, Netherlands

City talks on sustainable energy: the sile...

Utrecht initiated a democratic experiment to share a... more

OPEN Glasgow – City Data Hub
Shortlisted project

Glasgow, United Kingdom

OPEN Glasgow – City Data Hub

Glasgow’s City Data Hub is home to 400 datasets, pub... more

MoveWindhoek – New bus system makes Namibian capital mobile

Windhoek, Namibia

MoveWindhoek – New bus system makes Namibi...

MoveWindhoek is a new bus system with which poorer p... more