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.

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

Know Your City: Lusaka 2030 - a city without slums

Lusaka, Zambia

Shortlisted project

Know Your City: Lusaka 2030 - a city without slums

To foster a sustainable working relationship between local government and slum dwellers in a bid to expedite the creation of an inclusive city. more

Solar powered schools

Hyderabad, India

Solar powered schools

The project aims to provide low-carbon power supply for public buildings and their neighbourhoods. more

Ahmedabad Slum Electrification Program

Ahmedabad, India

Ahmedabad Slum Electrification Program

Ahmedabad connects 200,000 poor households to the public electricity grid. more

Smart City, Freedom through Technology project

Ramallah, Palestine

Shortlisted project

Smart City, Freedom through Technology project

Ramallah is deploying smart technologies to engage with citizens and improve quality and accessibility of services. more

Pluit Reservoir Revitalization Project

Jakarta, Indonesia

Shortlisted project

Pluit Reservoir Revitalization Project

The Pluit Reservoir Revitalization Project is an initiative of the city of Jakarta to reduce urban flooding, improve water storage capacity and the quality of its prime water source. more

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