Sustainable Cities Collaboratory

Sustainable Cities Collaboratory


What is the Sustainable Cities Collaboratory?

The Sustainable Cities Collaboratory is a practically oriented research body. It brings together the knowledge and skills of mayors, municipal officers, urban practitioners and academic researchers to develop principles and policies for good urban practice. Its role is to develop practical roadmaps for sustainable urban development in the participating cities and beyond.

The Sustainable Cities Collaboratory comprises a group of Metropolis cities, together with a small number of global advisors and a selection of important research centres from around the world. 

How does it connect to the Policy Transfer Platform?

The Policy Transfer Platform (PTP) and the Sustainable Cities Collaboratory (SCC) are Metropolis initiatives led by the city of Berlin and supported by the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University.

Both initiatives seek to foster knowledge exchange and the dissemination of successful practices on sustainable city making. They encourage global collaboration between actors and provide useful resources and tools to help achieve positive sustainable change.

The PTP provides a platform for SCC cities to document and report on their emblematic projects and to share knowledge, experiences and ideas on the practical implementation.

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SCC cities emblematic projects:

The social, environmental and urban recovery of the General Belgrano railway premises

Córdoba, Argentina

The social, environmental and urban recove...

The railway premises plan is an initiative of the Mu... more

Transit Oriented Development Strategy

Quito, Ecuador

Transit Oriented Development Strategy

A strategy focussing on social inclusion, urban rege... more

Micro-Gardens in Dakar
Award-winning project

Dakar, Senegal

Micro-Gardens in Dakar

Micro-gardening is a form of soilless horticultural ... more

Separation at Source Programme (S@S) in the City of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa

Separation at Source Programme (S@S) in th...

The S@S programme aims to reduce waste to landfills,... more – bringing people, the city and knowledge together

Brussels Capital Region, Belgium – bringing people, the ci...

Conversion of a former barracks site into a new dist... more

City of Mexico Resilience Strategy

Mexico City (CDMX), Mexico

City of Mexico Resilience Strategy

The Resilience Strategy is a response by the City of... more