Active transportation to school is highly associated to provide numerous physical and mental health benefits for children. Given the rising rate of obesity in children, waling, and cycling to school can provide their daily recommended dose of exercise.
Education, Gender, and Inequality
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 Urban Metabolism and Minority Pulse Campaign -7 tailor-based educational toolkits were developed for underrepresented populations on the topics of climate adaptation, urban metabolism, civic engagement, sustainability, and climate change using citizen science methods.
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.
Date: October 26-29, 2021 | Location: Rimini, Italy Ecomondo Conference 2021, Italian Exhibition Group PRESENTATION: “A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions.” Partners Vito Domenico, Fernandez Gabriela, and Maione Carol Vito, D., Fernandez, G., & Maione, C. (2022).… Read More »Ecomondo Conference
Date: May 17-18, 2022 | Location: Biskra, Algeria, Africa 1st International Workshop, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture. PRESENTATION: “Urban metabolism methodological tools” Partners Fernandez Gabriela and Maione Carol
This project explored socially vulnerable communities in San Diego County to evaluate the impacts of the Safe Routes 2 School program. Identified accident hot spot areas for future routing improvements, developed and designed: a SR2S web-based visualization tool for easy road safety monitoring and reporting, SR2S surveys, a virtual reality educational transit safety training game “KIDS 4 Safe Routes VR” for children ages 11 to 14 years old, and strengthened collaboration.
Event: Digital Innovation and Digital Art 4 Climate Pavilion, United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27) Time: November 15, 2022 5:00 PM (GMT) | 7:00 AM (PST) | Location: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Digital Innovation and Digital Art 4 Climate Pavilion at COP 27 Green… Read More »COP 27 Digital Innovation & Digital Art 4 Climate Pavilion
Partners: Fernandez Gabriela, and Maione Carol, United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), Metabolism of Cities, and Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities (GIREC) PRESENTATION: “Urban metabolism policy toolkit for climate adaption and civic engagement at the city level. A step-by-step guide to data collection, sustainability indicators,… Read More »Local Governments for Sustainability World Congress 2018