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.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
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.
Exploring fog harvesting technologies as an alternative source of water through a technique used to capture water from wind driven fog in the winter and humidity during hot summer days using nature-based solutions; tensile membrane structures towards resource efficient cities.
This project defines a replicable and flexible methodological framework for assessing the magnitude and distribution of marine pollution and impacts of beach activities. This analysis aims to provide comprehensive and harmonized information on plastics to deepen understanding on the management of marine resources using citizen science.
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 “Monitoring marine litter through participatory GIS: case studies and lessons learned” at the FOSS4G Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab researchers presented “Localizing the SDGs by strengthening diversity and deliberation in climate adaptation planning in southern California and the Baja California Mexico region” at the Hispanic Heritage Month, SDSN-USA event.
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.
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 12, 2022 | Location: Germany United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, Selected Satellite Activity. Organizers: Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age, San Diego State University; The POLLY Foundation; Wins World (Connecting Generations); Jijenge… Read More »UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, Selected Satellite Activity