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.”
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.
San Diego is in the top 5 cities with the largest homeless populations in California. The community in downtown San Diego specifically is struggling with drastic increased numbers and feels they are lacking the proper resources and services necessary. “Streetwise San Diego” aims to advocate for the needs of the homeless community of downtown San Diego by giving them a literal voice through interviews.
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.
The City of El Cajon is home to a large Iraqi refugee population. The city faces high poverty rates and low-income levels compared to other cities in San Diego County. Unfortunately, there is very limited information, services, and resources on refugees in the city, and current methods of data collection fail to acknowledge people of middle eastern descent independently.
Imperial Beach is a city in the southwestern area of San Diego County just 5 miles north of the Mexico border. Community members have protested sewage and trash runoff, odors, ear infections, bacteria levels, skin rashes, and unusual taste in the water, despite governmental water quality testing policies.
The “I’m Home, San Diego” project aims to reinforce current resources for low-income people suffering from mental health and homelessness in downtown San Diego through an easy-to-navigate point-based reward system.