Case Studies

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.

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

Inside Out

Antwerp, Belgium

Shortlisted project

Inside Out

The city of Antwerp has turned the challenge of integrating refugees into the labour market into an opportunity to transition to a circular economy. more

São Paulo Public Innovation Labs

São Paulo, Brazil

Award-winning project

São Paulo Public Innovation Labs

São Paulo’s municipal government has created Public Innovation Labs to address complex policy and service issues through collaborative approaches and innovative methodologies. more

The city of Brighton & Hove reuse model

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

Shortlisted project

The city of Brighton & Hove reuse model

The Brighton & Hove council has implemented a programme to keep reusable goods out of the bin. more

Micro and Small Enterprise Development Program

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Award-winning project

Micro and Small Enterprise Development Program

This programme uses micro-credit loans and provides business training to alleviate poverty and unemployment in the city of Addis Ababa. more

Integration Facilitators program for disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Award-winning project

Integration Facilitators program for disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Berlin

The program provides training and qualifications for unemployed people to work as mediators who facilitate the integration of new arrivals in local neighbourhoods. more

Community Resilience through Women Leadership

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Community Resilience through Women Leadership

This action plan was initiated by the Participatory Development Action Program (PDAP) to provide women living in slums a program in leadership building, disaster risk reduction training and local to local (L2L) dialogue. more

Climate Smart Hyllie

Malmö, Sweden

Shortlisted project

Climate Smart Hyllie

Hyllie is Malmö's largest residential and commercial development area. By 2030, Hyllie will be 100% sustained by renewable or recycled energy, achieved by using integrated new and smart technology solutions. more

Sylhet : building a water-logging resilient city

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Shortlisted project

Sylhet : building a water-logging resilient city

A community based initiative to raise awareness and ensure preservation of natural water resources through sustainable drainage systems that will help eradicate water-logging in the city of Sylhet. more

CUIDÁ: vigias ambientales: risk prevention through citizen engagement

Metropolitan Area of Aburrá Valley, Colombia

CUIDÁ: vigias ambientales: risk prevention through citizen engagement

CUIDÁ volunteers are trained in implementing sustainable emergency prevention strategies in communities that are vulnerable to natural disasters. more