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.
Health, Well-Being, and Demography
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.
Smartphone-based light detection and ranging: a case study of measuring homeless encampments in downtown San Diego
The United Nations “Leave No One Behind” motto is a commitment to assure the 2030 Global Agenda benefit all people, in particular marginalized groups. However, disadvantaged populations, such as homeless groups, are still getting left behind and not advocated for globally.
The pandemic spread rapidly across Italy putting the region’s health system on the brink of collapse, highlighting the government’s capacity to respond to citizens. Ten dashboards provided an aggregated view of what people across Italy tweet during the pandemic by monitoring social media real-time behaviors across geographies.
The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab hosted a Climathon event for the city of El Astillero, Nicaragua on the topic of waste management and water pollution alongside the European Union, EIT Climate KIC, Hubzine Italia, Ilvespaio, Casa Congo and more. The theme was called From trash to treasure: turning waste into useful raw materials. The Climathon event held 5 challenges: 1) data and monitoring 2) education and children, 3) arts and humanities 4) technology, and 5) industry, tourism, and management.
The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab researchers organized the International One Health Conference – Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities, alongside the Politecnico di Milano, Resilience Lab in Milan, Italy.