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.

Government Commitments

Buenos Aires (Ciudad), Argentina

Government Commitments

The Government Commitments program aims to promote transparency, harness new technologies and empower citizen participation to strengthen the governance of Buenos Aires. more

Utrecht Smart Solar Charging project

Utrecht, Netherlands

Utrecht Smart Solar Charging project

The city of Utrecht has capitalised on the high take-up by residents of electric cars and solar panels to develop the Smart Solar Charging project. more

Knowledge Society - citizen participation and open government strategy

Gijon, Spain

Shortlisted project

Knowledge Society - citizen participation and open government strategy

Gijon City Council in Spain has responded to the need for greater efficiency, transparency and participatory democracy by implementing a digital platform enabling residents to share responsibility for governing and managing the city. more

Citizens’ Observatories in Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, Colombia

Citizens’ Observatories in Bogota, Colombia

Citizens’ Observatories are collaborative spaces where citizens voluntarily participate in a public request and accountability process, based on the implementation of the “District and Local Administration Follow-up Tool”. more

Recycling Center of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires (Ciudad), Argentina

Recycling Center of Buenos Aires

The Buenos Aires Recycling Centre presents an innovative, holistic solution to waste management developed and administered by the city government. more

Growing a social and solidarity economy to regenerate neighborhoods in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Growing a social and solidarity economy to regenerate neighborhoods in Barcelona, Spain

The city of Barcelona has implemented a social and solidarity economy (SSE) approach to tackle the growing inequalities among the cities different districts. more

eKhaya : an urban regeneration project in Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa

eKhaya : an urban regeneration project in Johannesburg, South Africa

Through community mobilization, the eKhaya neighbourhood regeneration program has influenced the re-development of other declining areas in the City of Johannesburg. more

Technopole Angus

Montreal, Canada

Technopole Angus

Technopole Angus demonstrates the successful urban renewal of a former industrial site in Montreal, Canada based on sustainable development and social economy and commitment. more

SynAthina: a social innovation platform

Athens, Greece

Award-winning project

SynAthina: a social innovation platform

Citizens, policy-makers and private sector representatives come together to build a collaborative, grassroots vision for change in Athens. more

TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit System

Bogota, Colombia

TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit System

The TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in the city of Bogotá, Colombia provides residents with efficient and safe mass transit that encourages high ridership. more

Kolorob: Lighting up the City

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Kolorob: Lighting up the City

Kolorob is an online mobile platform that delivers access to information about local services. Currently focussed based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, it connects people living in informal settlements with essential service providers: schools, clinics, businesses, and government departments. more

Vision Zero Boston

Boston, United States

Vision Zero Boston

The City of Boston has adopted a Vision Zero strategy in an effort to eliminate traffic fatalities and reduce serious traffic accidents by 2030. more

Social Management of Habitat at informal settlements

Buenos Aires (Ciudad), Argentina

Award-winning project

Social Management of Habitat at informal settlements

In Buenos Aires, residents of informal neighbourhoods are encouraged to take an active role in the physical and social transformation of their own habitats. more

Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan

Ahmedabad, India

Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan

A comprehensive action plan to increase the City of Ahmedabad’s resilience to extreme heat events. more