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.

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

OpenBorough: active citizenship via e-participation

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Shortlisted project

OpenBorough: active citizenship via e-participation

The City of Amsterdam has embarked on a project to make democracy more dynamic and interactive by developing a digital participatory platform to engage with residents. more

Redesigning the Leopoldplatz Square

Berlin, Germany

Redesigning the Leopoldplatz Square

The redesign and reconstruction of the Leopoldplatz Square took place between 2011 and 2013. The aim of the process was to explore solutions to existing conflicts on the square and to jointly find a way in which all space users would feel comfortable at Leopoldplatz without excluding certain groups. more

Gabriel Peri Square – Management of a public space to ensure sustainable social integration

Lyon, France

Gabriel Peri Square – Management of a public space to ensure sustainable social integration

The City of Lyon has instituted action to secure the public space at Gabriel Peri Square using uniformed mediators to facilitate long-term social cohesion. more

27 Delvalle: an urban health living lab

Nice, France

Shortlisted project

27 Delvalle: an urban health living lab

The City of Nice is responding to a growing community need for providing senior citizens with quality at home healthcare by establishing a centre dedicated to digital health innovation. more