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.”
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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.
This study provides data from a large-scale survey covering societal effects and perceptions during the Covid-19 pandemic across geographies. The study aims to expand public knowledge and awareness on the effects of Covid on social behaviors, policy measures/regulations, well-being, government trust, health, technology, and others.
The SDSU United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Tracking Dashboard is a data-driven initiative lead by the Metabolism of Cities Living Lab in collaboration with the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in Mexico. The dashboard supports the tracking and monitoring of the UN Global Goals by 2030 in cities along the US and Mexico international border. By strengthening diversity and deliberation in climate adaptation planning while ensuring ‘No One is Left Behind.
On April 17, 2023 the President of SDSU gives a presentation on the array of sustainability projects accross SDSU. The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab was showcased during the Sustainability in Action: SDSU President’s Update.
The exhibit consists of two parts: Metabolism of Cities Living Lab SDSU 4 SDGs “Leave No One Behind ” Exhibition & Libraries and Sustainability: Working Toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the SDSU Library.
The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab researchers presented 3 themes 1) “Comparing cases from California, USA and Italy” 2) “Social response to Covid-19 smart dashboard: the case study of 10 Italian metropolitan cities” and 3) “Social network analysis of Covid-19 sentiments: the case study of 10 metropolitan cities in Italy” at Columbia University in New York City, NY.
International One Health Conference – Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities
Date: September 21-23, 2021 | Location: Milan, Italy International One Health Conference – Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities, Politecnico di Milano, Resilience Lab Partners Yang Harrison, Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carol, Zaballa Karenina, Bonnici Norbert, Carter Jarai, Sptizberg Brian, Chanwoo J., and… Read More »International One Health Conference – Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities
Date: June 20-24, 2022 | Location: Genova, Italy #ASITA 2022 Conference, Geomatics for Green and Digital Transition, Geomatics and Geospatial Technologies. Italian Conference on Geomatics and Geospatial Technologies Communications in Computer and Information Science Series-CCIS. PRESENTATION: “Geo-paparazzi-based participatory sensing tool used to monitor marine litter:… Read More »ASITA Conference
Date: May 26-29, 2022 | Location: Capri, Naples, Italy Capri Regatta 2022. Technology and Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference. Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Management. PRESENTATION: “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border: A multi-level monitoring approach” Partners Maione Carol, Fernandez Gabriela,… Read More »Capri Regatta: Technology & Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference