Category: Case Studies


Toyota, Japan & Grenoble-Alpes Metropole, France

Smart city solutions for people, industry and the environment For their city-to-city cooperation in the IUC programme, Toyota and Grenoble-Alpes Metropole were interested in developing smart city solutions for a sustainable city through innovation and creation of new businesses. They shared experience in renewable energy such as networking of hydrogen labs and startups, hydrogen fleet deployment, town development using hydrogen...

Iskandar: An Asian Leader in Climate Action

Developing a blueprint for a more sustainable region Iskandar Malaysia, a region in the State of Johor made up of five local authorities, is a leader in sustainable urban development, with a robust climate action “blueprint” for which it has secured backing from local, state and international governing levels. The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) spearheads and coordinates climate efforts...

Gwalior, India & Leuven, Belgium

Strengthening governance for the restoration of privately-owned heritage buildings in Gwalior RESULTS OF IUC-INDIA CITY-TO-CITY COOPERATION Located in the heart of Belgium next to Brussels, the city of Leuven has a legacy and ongoing practices to make use of heritage buildings in a way that their heritage structure and design are protected. Within the IUC programme, Leuven entered into partnership...

Penampang, Malaysia

Working to cut more than their fair share of emissions In Cities on the Route to 2030, a report on cities and climate action published last week by CDP, Penampang in Malaysia, a pilot city of the EU-funded IUC and GCOM initiatives, was the only city in Asia singled out (out of 100 Asian cities reported). It is the first...

Baltimore & Turin, Italy

Neighborhood regeneration, social innovation & equitable economic development CITY-TO-CITY COOPERATION RESULTS Social Innovation As a result of the IUC exchange, Baltimore adopted a focus on social innovation based on the “Torino City Lab”. The 2020 Accelerate Baltimore program selected applicants with technologies that are addressing four major city issues – blight, digital equity, mobility and racial justice. In 2019, Baltimore...

San Diego & Strasbourg, France

Sustainable urban mobility, activation of public spaces & social inclusion CITY-TO-CITY COOPERATION RESULTS “The success of this [partnership] is that it opened our minds.” – MIKE HANSEN, CITY OF SAN DIEGO Activation of Public Spaces Strasbourg and San Diego recognize the importance of redefining public outdoor spaces to integrate mobility and sports, promote a healthy lifestyle, and provide greater access...

Ottawa & Malmö, Sweden

Reducing GHG emissions; Retrofitting buildings; Models of inclusiveness in revitalization districts; One Planet living CITY-TO-CITY COOPERATION RESULTS Inclusive Economic Development The City of Malmö was interested in learning from Ottawa’s engagement approaches, how Ottawa engages with new Canadians (immigrants & refugees) as well as how the business community partners with community actors in low income neighbourhoods for the benefit of...