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.

Urban Solid Waste Management in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Shortlisted project

Urban Solid Waste Management in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte

An inter-federation model make feasible for the municipalities to manage their waste in an integrated way. more

Seoul Transport Operation and Information Service (TOPIS)

Seoul , South Korea

Seoul Transport Operation and Information Service (TOPIS)

TOPIS gathers and processes real-time information to enable the city to efficiently manage road and subway train traffic. more

Ekostaden Augustenborg and Bo01 – City of Tomorrow

Malmö, Sweden

Ekostaden Augustenborg and Bo01 – City of Tomorrow

The two projects - a newly built housing area and an upgraded neighbourhood - follow the same environmental and social standards in Malmö more

Improving the Quality of Life in a Disadvantaged Neighbourhood

Ankara, Turkey

Improving the Quality of Life in a Disadvantaged Neighbourhood

This project aims to achieve social inclusion through civic engagement, cultural vitality, gender equity, and poverty reduction more

Commmunity Participation in Urban Conservation

Yangzhou, China

Commmunity Participation in Urban Conservation

This project aims to improve living conditions of the residents in the Old City area of Yangzhou through Sustainable Urban Conservation. more

Innovative Service in Difficult Environment for Recycler Artisan

Douala, Cameroon

Innovative Service in Difficult Environment for Recycler Artisan

The program increases economic viability, enhances social relevance and guarantees environmental sustainability more

Information and Communication Technologies for Youth Employment in Yaoundé II

Yaoundé, Cameroon

Information and Communication Technologies for Youth Employment in Yaoundé II

The program intends to improve youth employement by the use of new technologies in a neighborhood of Yaoundé more

Neighbourhood Mothers

Berlin, Germany

Award-winning project

Neighbourhood Mothers

Neighbourhood Mothers is an outreach programme for disadvantaged migrant families. more

Local Solidarity Governance: Strategies in Promoting Social Inclusion

Porto Alegre, Brazil

Local Solidarity Governance: Strategies in Promoting Social Inclusion

This program focuses on a change of culture and the way of considering citizens and political agencies. more

Cycle-Lane Network Seville

Seville, Spain

Cycle-Lane Network Seville

The main step towards a bicycle friendly infrastructure in the City of Seville was a city-wide cycle-lane network. more

Ger-area Upgrading Strategy and Investment Plan for Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ger-area Upgrading Strategy and Investment Plan for Ulaanbaatar

The objective is to shift from a central planning paradigm to an approach which reflects economic realities for development investment. more

Integrated Community Based Solid Waste Management

Cairo, Egypt

Award-winning project

Integrated Community Based Solid Waste Management

The Qalyubeya Governate aims to improve waste collection services in the Egyptian cities of Khosoos and Khanka, while simultaneously advancing the working conditions of the informal workforce who provide collection services. more

Helsinki Climate Street project

Greater Helsinki, Finland

Shortlisted project

Helsinki Climate Street project

The Climate Street project involves public agencies, residents and businesses working together to convert sustainable ideas into practical, replicable and scalable actions. more

Sustainable Montreal plan

Montreal, Canada

Sustainable Montreal plan

The Sustainable Montreal plan provides a shared framework and action plan for citizens, local business and partner organizations to build long-term sustainability for the city. more