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.

Shijiuyang Ecological Wetland for Safe Drinking Water

Jiaxing, China

Shijiuyang Ecological Wetland for Safe Drinking Water

This practice ensures drinking water safety for residents and promotes continuous improvement in ecological and residential environments. more

ITS Factory

Tampere, Finland

Shortlisted project

ITS Factory

ITS Factory is a collaborative space where developers, companies, research organisations and individuals come together to create new intelligent transport systems and services (ITS). more

m4guide - mobile multi-modal mobility guide

Berlin, Germany

m4guide - mobile multi-modal mobility guide

m4guide stands for an integrated communication and navigation system by which the user is led continuously from door to door. As a result, the m4guide increases the user's opportunities for mobility in the city. more

Smarter Sustainable Dubuque

Dubuque, United States

Shortlisted project

Smarter Sustainable Dubuque

Smarter Sustainable Dubuque is a partnership between the City of Dubuque and IBM Research to pilot an integrated, cross-silo initiative for managing resources and reducing carbon emissions. more

Providence Talks

Providence, United States

Award-winning project

Providence Talks

Providence Talks is an early childhood program that puts parents at the heart of their child’s cognitive development. It helps disadvantaged children close the achievement gap by increasing parent-child interactions at a critical age. more

The Rotterdam Businesscase (De Rotterdamse Zaak)

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Shortlisted project

The Rotterdam Businesscase (De Rotterdamse Zaak)

De Rotterdamse Zaak is a work-based learning company in which both students and senior entrepreneurs support and consult entrepreneurs in marginal economic areas to improve their economical independence. more

Project Hub Yangon, Myanmar’s first start-up incubator

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Project Hub Yangon, Myanmar’s first start-up incubator

In 2012 the first incubator and co-working space in Myanmar, initiated by a former World Bank employee with expertise on economic development and innovation for developing countries, opened their doors to a new generation of young, creative and motivated people. more

Young Consultants Group of Municipality of Mashhad

Mashhad, Iran

Young Consultants Group of Municipality of Mashhad

Youth Scientific Cooperation in Urban Management to empower Youth in the decision-making process more

4°C Cooler – Using green infrastructure to build a climate resilient Melbourne

Melbourne , Australia

Shortlisted project

4°C Cooler – Using green infrastructure to build a climate resilient Melbourne

In 2010 the city of Melbourne appointed a new Urban Landscape Team to produce a Green Infrastructure Program to cope with a difficult future climate and maintain its economic prosperity and liveability. more

"Prepare before it’s too late": learn to live with earthquakes

Kocaeli (Province), Turkey

Award-winning project

"Prepare before it’s too late": learn to live with earthquakes

After the Marmara earthquake in 1999, the City of Kocaeli decided that living with risk cannot be business as usual. The city is using risk mapping to revisit its development priorities. Moreover, the city is engaging the community in innovative public awareness efforts. more

Linköping Carbon Neutral 2025

Linköping, Sweden

Shortlisted project

Linköping Carbon Neutral 2025

In 2011 the Municipal Council adopted its long-term climate goal to make Linköping a carbon-neutral community by 2025. more