LAB Pioneer City Profiles


A series of LAB Pioneer participant City Profiles

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Situated near the Dunkirk Harbour in the European megalopolis, and Located at the topmost part of France, Grande-Synthe is a coastal city facing the North Sea, and characterized by an oceanic climate.

Named after the Lilongwe River, the largest city of Malawi, Lilongwe City, lies within a biologically diverse region of the country.

The largest city of the Netherlands, the city of Amsterdam derives its name from its origins as a town set by the Amstel River.

A small town built on the banks of the Han River, the City of Seoul has quickly expanded and gained recognition as one of the world’s leading economic hubs.

Barcelona is a Mediterranean city, located in the northeast of Catalonia.

The City of Curitiba is famous among urban planners for its innovative and rational developmental approach.

A land of hills and valleys, the Cape Winelands District Municipality boasts beautiful landscapes, significant biodiversity and a unique heritage.

The City of Zagreb has a unique diversity of flora and fauna, making it one of the most diverse cities in Croatia.

From a small mining town to a modern day city, the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) has changed significantly over the years.

Set along the course of rivers and hills, the City of Calgary is situated in the midst of the Rocky Mountains and encompasses three different eco-regions.

Often referred to as the ‘Green City’, the city of Helsingborg is one of the oldest cities in Sweden.

Biodiversity in Montréal encompasses a wide range of land forms with highly diverse natural resources.

City of Jerusalem is a land of incredible natural wonders with beautiful landscapes


 Safe, Healthy and Ecological City

With almost half of Belgium’s fauna and flora species occurring within the Brussels Capital-Region, there is no doubt of the rich ecological value within this city.

Durban is an African city located on the East Coast of South Africa in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

City of Abu Dhabi
Smart Urbanisation: Where Nature and the City Meet

Bergriver Municipality
Planning for the future in the Face of Climate Change

City of Bonn

Working Towards Sustainable Development


City of Cape Town

Protecting a World Treasure From Urban Pressures


City of Edmonton

Planning for a Functional Ecological Network



City of Joondalup

Conservating Biodiversity in the World’s Most Livable City


King County

Mainstreaming Biodiversity Issues


City of Leicester

Maintaining Social Well Being Through Biodiversity


City of Nagoya

Biodiversity for Well-Being and Sustainable Livelihoods

México City

Restoration of a Mega Diverse City


City of Waitakere

Public Protection of National Treasures


City of Walvis Bay

Protecting the Desert