The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, Director, Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Director of the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age, Dr. Ming Hsiang Tsou presented at the ESRI User Conference 2023 in San Diego California to showcase their research on the SDGs along the US-Mexico border entitled “San Diego County’s Sustainable Development Goals Tracking Dashboard.”
5 P’s of the SDGs: Partnership
Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Dr. Alma Beatriz Navarro presented the recently signed SDG MOU collaboration between San Diego State University, Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California on the fight towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals along the US-Mexico border.
Dr. Gabriela Fernandez the Director of the Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU was invited to SANDAG to provide more information about her career journey and the MOC-LLAB.
Para Mi Barrio aims to increase awareness on the current health of the Barrio Logan community, both virtually and physically through sustainable programs. The mission is to provide easy, digestible information for the Barrio Logan community, which can be used as fuel for the community’s activism.
The Survey is To describe food-related school lunch practices in E3 Civic High School of San Diego Unified School District by handout anonymous survey including questions about the school lunch environment and food-related practices.
Leaving no one behind (LNOB) is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs in San Diego. This operational dashboard has been developed by SDSU’s Metabolism of Cities Living Lab graduate student Layth Hassan Zubaidi to strengthen the UNDS’ support of implementation of the 2030 Agenda’s commitment to LNOB in San Diego County. The dashboard provides a step-by-step data collection approach tutorial, mapping, and policy recommendations to operationalizing San Diego County’s pledge to leave no one behind and reach the furthest behind first through policy guidance to support SDG achievement.
The San Diego State University Sustainable Development Goals Tracking Dashboard contains data on changes over time visualizing SDG indicators, the future of the SDGs amidst Covid-19, as well as calculations for trajectories until 2030. To assess and monitor the 17 Global Goals, at MOC-LLAB we will employ the SDGs City Indicator Index towards social, economic, and environmental well-being. Addressing the interconnected challenges of the SDGs requires transformative change.
The San Diego County agriculture sector is marked as the 12th largest economy in California and 19th largest economy nation-wide, contributing a value of $1.8 billion dollars to San Diego County per year. The City of Escondido takes part in the harvest of crops and, more recently, has faced labor shortages putting a strain on many farm owners and crop providers.
Health disparities left Black Americans vulnerable to contracting Covid-19 and dying from it at nearly two times greater than the rest of the population. The ComSciCon webinar aimed to build trust with black communities to fight inequalities that lead to racial disparity in healthcare.
The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and the United Nations Environmental Program – Major Group for Children and Youth – Microplastics and Marine Litter Working Group organized ahead of COP26 a youth summit event of interactive meetings addressed to young people around the world. Through a partnership with Hubzine Italia, Citta Studi Campus Sostenibile, Politecnico di Milano, and #All 4 Climate Italy.