Sustainable Cities Collaboratory

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

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 use?

use (urban sustainability exchange) 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.

use 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:

Global Resources Allocation Centre
Guangzhou, China

Global Resources Allocation Centre

The Development of Guangzhou as a global sustainable city.

Move Urban
Berlin, Germany

Move Urban

Move Urban develops transferable recommendations for integrated mobility concepts for residential estates

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

The social, environmental and urban recovery of...

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.

Transit Oriented Development Strategy
Quito, Ecuador

Transit Oriented Development Strategy

A strategy focussing on social inclusion, urban regeneration and the environment is being implemented in Quito.

Micro-Gardens in Dakar
Dakar, Senegal

Micro-Gardens in Dakar

Micro-gardening is a form of soilless horticultural production undertaken in small urban spaces, and contributes to the fight against food insecurity in Dakar.

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

Separation at Source Programme (S@S) in the Cit...

The S@S programme aims to reduce waste to landfills, establish a recycling economy with citizen support and participation. – bringing people, the city and knowledge together
Brussels Capital Region, Belgium – bringing people, the city an...

Conversion of a former barracks site into a new district combining heritage, sustainable development, circular economy and knowledge.

City of Mexico Resilience Strategy
Mexico City (CDMX), Mexico

City of Mexico Resilience Strategy

The Resilience Strategy is a response by the City of Mexico (CDMX) to foster public policies that contribute to strengthening the city's adaptive capacity.