In 2017, Metropolis launched an annual call for projects to identify pilot projects among its members that generate areas of exchange and learning in different spheres of the metropolitan life, aligned with the association's vision:
Metropolis provides funding to support capacity development, and the exchange of knowledge and practices on metropolitan management, among its members and partners, in the framework of specific pilot projects.
For more information on the Metropolis pilot projects, please contact with Mr. Guillaume Berret from the Metropolis Secretariat General
Metropolis Energy GovernAnce (MEGA)
The Governance in the energy transition towards a low carbon society in metropolitan areas (Metropolis Energy GovernAnce or MEGA) aims to exchange knowledge on how metropolitan areas face governance in the energy transition process towards a low-carbon society. The project will look at how transition is designed and implemented, with whom and which are the results and impacts of the approaches taken. Initiatives such as energy cooperatives, Nearly Zero Energy Buildings, co-creation of master plans, are some of the proposals undertaken in some cities for the energy transition.
Revitalizing strategies through Urban Projects
Exchange of experiences on innovations of urban revitalization strategies between metropolises sharing the same territorial characteristics, governance and quality of life issues. The analysis will be based on the forms and processes of for the city's transformation, by looking at concrete examples of major Urban Projects, through the analysis of 5 themes: The urban form, the urban design as a continuous process of thoughts and shaping of programs and urban spaces, the participation processes, the financing and regulation of the project, the governance and its influence on decision-making, the formalization and the ownership.
Sustainable Cities Collaboratory (SCC)
The SCC pilot project 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.
METROAirports: socioeconomic impact and uses of new-generation airports
This project will deal with economic and social aspects such as creation of jobs, economic activity, mobility, access to housing, security, relationship between the airport's activity and the right to the city. This project focuses on the land-side areas of airports, especially those areas outside of the airport perimeter that might include: economic areas, open spaces, local communities, transport related infrastructure... These transition areas are often disconnected and fragmented but are also key for local and regional development due to its potential to foster many activities and to enable economic growth.
Intersectionality in Metropolitan LGBTI Policies
The aims of this pilot projects is to draw together common knowledge so that an intersectional perspective can be incorporated in policies aimed at LGBTI persons, where the acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex. The intersectional approach aims to acknowledge that all people, including those who identify as LGBTI, are affected by multiple inequalities and that this intersection creates a new kind of discrimination, which differs from the sum of these inequalities.
Surplus Food Network
This pilot projects aims to exchange experiences on how to reduce food waste while strengthening service delivery and expanding citizens participation. A special focus will be made on citizens' education for a better use of surplus food.