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.

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

Ljubljana’s Bee Path

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Award-winning project

Ljubljana’s Bee Path

The Bee Path promotes public awareness of how significant bees are to food sovereignty, biodiversity and the long term sustainability of the city. more

Shops with a history

Lisbon, Portugal

Award-winning project

Shops with a history

A municipal programme supporting shops whose historical and cultural heritage contribute to the city’s identity. more

Tampere: from linear to circular bio-economy

Tampere, Finland

Shortlisted project

Tampere: from linear to circular bio-economy

In the city of Tampere’s ECO3 business park, bio-economy and circular investments are translated into practical activities. more

La Lainière Project House

European Metropolis of Lille, France

Shortlisted project

La Lainière Project House

La Lainière Project House demonstrates the cradle-to-cradle (C2C) philosophy in action. more

The revitalisation of Sumidouro - Victor Civita Square

São Paulo, Brazil

The revitalisation of Sumidouro - Victor Civita Square

The city of São Paulo has developed a successful brownfield project with a cultural heritage focus. more

Barrio Digital

La Paz, Bolivia

Barrio Digital

Barrio Digital allows citizens to send real-time feedback, complaints and requests to the municipal government from their mobile phones or via the internet. more

Paper and furniture from aquatic plants

Almere, Netherlands

Shortlisted project

Paper and furniture from aquatic plants

The city of Almere, working with the business sectors and local stakeholders has developed an innovative circular economy partnership. more