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.

Bogotá Sin Hambre: Bogota Without Hunger

Bogotá, Colombia

Bogotá Sin Hambre: Bogota Without Hunger

Bogota, Colombia has used urban agriculture and farmers markets to help alleviate poverty and undernutrition while addressing ill health. more

New Taipei City's Climate Action Plan

New Taipei city, Taiwan

New Taipei City's Climate Action Plan

New Taipei City is combating climate change through innovative and state-of-the-art interventions. more

Seoul Urban Renewal: Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration

Seoul , South Korea

Award-winning project

Seoul Urban Renewal: Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration

Cheonggyecheon Stream has been transformed into a 10.9 km (7.0 miles) modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul. more

Morus Association: a grassroots approach to refugee integration

Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

Morus Association: a grassroots approach to refugee integration

A community-led initiative with multi-stakeholder support to facilitate the integration of refugees outside Turin in the Lanzo Valleys. more

TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit System

Bogotá, Colombia

TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit System

The TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in the city of Bogota, Colombia provides residents with efficient and safe mass transit that encourages high ridership. more

Zero Waste Program

Bogotá, Colombia

Shortlisted project

Zero Waste Program

The Zero Waste Program aims to reduce waste and increase recycling by formalization of the labour force and the introduction of education and training programs for workers and the community. more

HOME GR/OWN Milwaukee

Milwaukee, United States

HOME GR/OWN Milwaukee

HOME GR/OWN Milwaukee empowers residents to transform neighbourhoods by re-purposing City-owned vacant lots into community food assets more

Imagined Path - Camino Imaginado

Bogotá, Colombia

Imagined Path - Camino Imaginado

The City of Bogota’s project ‘Camino Imaginado – Imagined Path aims to improve social inclusion for inhabitants in the urban periphery. more

SIATA: Early Warning System of the Aburra Valley

Metropolitan Area of Aburrá Valley, Colombia

SIATA: Early Warning System of the Aburra Valley

SIATA is a science and technology project framed in the context of risks associated with natural hazards, sustainability, and the development of smart cities. more

Eco-park of the Mediterranean – Barcelona Waste Management Facility

Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Spain

Eco-park of the Mediterranean – Barcelona Waste Management Facility

Eco-park of the Mediterranean is an integrated treatment facility for municipal waste in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB). The project is part of an urban renewal plan developed for the district of Sant Adrià de Besòs. more

Building social cohesion in the Badr Nazzal district of Amman

Amman, Jordan

Building social cohesion in the Badr Nazzal district of Amman

A community led initiative using public spaces to encourage social interaction between host communities and refugees. more

Jugendcollege: training and education for young migrants in Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Jugendcollege: training and education for young migrants in Vienna

Jugendcollege provides free education, training and a mentoring programme for young migrants, asylum seekers and persons entitled to an asylum or subsidiary protection allowance aged between 15 and 21 in Vienna. more

Using SafetiPin to build safer cities for women

Bogotá, Colombia

Using SafetiPin to build safer cities for women

Making Bogota a safer place for women with citizen participation. more

Cuidemos Centro programme

Madrid, Spain

Cuidemos Centro programme

A municipal training programme that employs migrants in the role of ‘Dynamizers’ to act as mediators between the local government authority and their respective communities to promote environmental awareness. more