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.

Transit Oriented Development Strategy

Quito, Ecuador

Transit Oriented Development Strategy

A strategy focussing on social inclusion, urban regeneration and the environment is being implemented in Quito. more

Torino markets 2.0 – Areas of Commercial Coverage

Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

Award-winning project

Torino markets 2.0 – Areas of Commercial Coverage

The city of Torino is implementing an innovative model to avoid the closure of small local markets and promote social cohesion. more

Micro-Gardens in Dakar

Dakar, Senegal

Award-winning project

Micro-Gardens in Dakar

Micro-gardening is a form of soilless horticultural production undertaken in small urban spaces, and contributes to the fight against food insecurity in Dakar. more

Separation at Source Programme (S@S) in the City of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa

Separation at Source Programme (S@S) in the City of Johannesburg

The S@S programme aims to reduce waste to landfills, establish a recycling economy with citizen support and participation. more

Innova.TO, Turin's municipal innovation program

Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

Award-winning project

Innova.TO, Turin's municipal innovation program

10,000 municipal employees = 10,000 potential innovators. more

Culture for climate change

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Award-winning project

Culture for climate change

The Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (MAST) is mobilising the arts and culture sector to contribute to local climate change policies. more

Usquare.brussels – bringing people, the city and knowledge together

Brussels Capital Region, Belgium

Usquare.brussels – bringing people, the city and knowledge together

Conversion of a former barracks site into a new district combining heritage, sustainable development, circular economy and knowledge. more

Zagreb For Me - revitalisation of public spaces in Zagreb

Zagreb, Croatia

Award-winning project

Zagreb For Me - revitalisation of public spaces in Zagreb

Through the introduction of innovative methods, the city of Zagreb is revitalising existing public spaces and improving recreation, leisure and social cohesion for citizens. more

SACUDE Municipal Complex

Montevideo, Uruguay

SACUDE Municipal Complex

The SACUDE Municipal Complex provides facilities and programmes to improve the quality of life for citizens living in the Casavalle Basin settlement in Montevideo. more

City of Mexico Resilience Strategy

Mexico City (CDMX), Mexico

City of Mexico Resilience Strategy

The Resilience Strategy is a response by the City of Mexico (CDMX) to foster public policies that contribute to strengthening the city's adaptive capacity. more

Lisbon Local Development Strategy for Priority Intervention Areas

Lisbon, Portugal

Award-winning project

Lisbon Local Development Strategy for Priority Intervention Areas

This City of Lisbon strategy supports local projects and municipal partnerships that improve the social and territorial cohesion of deprived neighbourhoods. more

Strasbourg unites for biodiversity

Strasbourg, France

Award-winning project

Strasbourg unites for biodiversity

"All united for more biodiversity" is a charter to manage green spaces in Strasbourg, France in an eco-friendly way. more

Guide: providing support to women entrepreneurs

Munich, Germany

Guide: providing support to women entrepreneurs

With support from local government, Guide provides a specialised service to a growing population of female entrepreneurs in the city of Munich. more

A neighbourhood public utility park

Bucharest, Romania

Award-winning project

A neighbourhood public utility park

The city of Bucharest is promoting sustainable growth and social cohesion through the creation of a multipurpose public park. more