Last updated: 2019/01/30
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 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. It is supported by a general secretariat in Berlin, and a working group in the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University.
expertise & interestsSub-Saharan Africa North America South America East Asia Western Europe Australia and New Zealand Citizen engagement Climate adaptation Climate mitigation Governance Inclusion and equity Urban development and infrastructures Urban renewal Berlin, Germany Brussels Capital Region, Belgium Buenos Aires (Ciudad), Argentina Córdoba, Argentina Dakar, Senegal Guangzhou, China Johannesburg, South Africa Mexico City (CDMX), Mexico Montreal, Canada Nanjing, China Quito, Ecuador Sydney, Australia
case studies from Sustainable Cities Collaboratory
Brussels Capital Region, Belgium
Conversion of a former barracks site into a new district combining heritage, sustainable development, circular economy and knowledge.
Johannesburg, South Africa
The S@S programme aims to reduce waste to landfills, establish a recycling economy with citizen support and participation.
The railway premises plan is an initiative of the Municipality of Cordoba, aimed at the recovery of the General Belgrano railway premises and surrounding public spaces through urban regeneration.