The “eco-development strategies" category, dealing with sustainability and ecology, comprises three sub-categories: eco-cities, eco-villages, and eco-boulevards.

An eco-city is an urban environment purposefully designed according to sustainability principles. Eco-city design applies ecological technologies to the built fabric and integrates it with a high quality public realm, nature and sustainable mobility. Among Fundación Metrópoli’s eco-cities are Sarriguren Ecocity, Arte, Canraso, Ecociudad del Deporte Sevilla FC, The Meknes Agropolis, Los Cabos Eco-linear City and Paisajes de Almansa.

Eco-villages constitute a proactive way of maintaining valuable landscapes and attracting new residents. They are strongly related to rural and cultural landscapes such as vineyards, vegetable gardens, agricultural terraces, etc. and at the same time they offer bioclimatic housing with a high environmental compatibility, as well as actions that foster the integration of urban uses, agricultural uses and natural spaces.

Among Fundación Metrópoli’s eco-villages are Ecoaldea Daroca, Castillo Barxell, and in the Landscapes of Wine category, Haro and Monjardín.

Eco-boulevards are infrastructures that have been conceived to promote sustainable mobility at the urban level. They constitute the means by which some of the most innovative cities in the world are transforming their urban motorways. They link the urban fabric, generating permeability and spaces for encounter.

Additionally, they incorporate public transport systems and enable mobility by foot and bicycle. They also support the mix of uses that constitutes the base of a rich and varied urban stage. Finally, they integrate parks and tree-covered spaces, acting as green corridors that give coherence to the city. Among Fundación Metrópoli’s ecoboulevards are Casablanca Ecoboulevard ONE, Madrid BM30, and in the Mediterranean Ecoboulevard category, Ecobulevar de Alcoy, Ecobulevar Azul and Corredor de la Innovación.