Skip to content

Student Projects

2023

Student Projects in 2023

Homeless and Agriculture Program: City of Escondido

Homeless and Agriculture Program: City of Escondido

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.
We All Count, City of El Cajon

We All Count, City of El Cajon

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.
Sewage and Plastic Pollution in Imperial Beach, California: A Public Health Educational Campaign

Sewage and Plastic Pollution in Imperial Beach, California: A Public Health Educational Campaign

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.
I’m Home, San Diego. Providing Access to Downtown San Diego’s Local Economy

I’m Home, San Diego. Providing Access to Downtown San Diego’s Local Economy

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.
Pedestrian and bicycle safety visualization tool in Chula Vista, California

Pedestrian and bicycle safety visualization tool in Chula Vista, California

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.
2022

Student Projects in 2022

Evaluating the Safe Routes to School transportation program in social vulnerable communities in San Diego County, California

Evaluating the Safe Routes to School transportation program in social vulnerable communities in San Diego County, California

Location: San Diego County – Chula Vista, California Child safety is among the strongest impediments to children walking or biking to school, but for some it is a necessity due to financial or other circumstances. Walking or biking to school…

Smartphone-based light detection and ranging: a case study of measuring homeless encampments in downtown San Diego

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…

SDSU’s US-Mexico Sustainable Development Goals Tracking Dashboard

SDSU’s US-Mexico Sustainable Development Goals Tracking Dashboard

Location: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA and Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico 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…

Detecting plastic pollution using data science methods in Imperial Beach, CA and Dunga Beach, Kenya

Detecting plastic pollution using data science methods in Imperial Beach, CA and Dunga Beach, Kenya

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…

2021

Student Projects in 2021

dummy-img

SDSU Student Research Symposium

Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 | Location: San Diego State University San Diego State University Student Research Symposium 2024 Metabolism of Cities Living Lab Presenter Researchers 1) Name: Lily Eckoff (Undergraduate student, Environmental Science with Focus on Environmental Law and Policy, SDSU) Supervisors: Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Dr. Domenico Vito (Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, HDMA, SDSU)Title: “Youth 4 SDGs:… Read More »SDSU Student Research Symposium
dummy-img

Metabolism of Cities in Cucuta, Colombia!

Date: September 22, 2023 | Location: Universidad Simon Bolivar de Cucuta, Cucuta, Colombia Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Dr. Domenico Vito presented the “Metabolism of Cities Living Lab research and practices” on Septiembre 22, 2023, at the III Simposio Internacional Doctorado en Ciencias de la Educacion y Primer Congreso Maestria en Educacion: La Complejidad de los… Read More »Metabolism of Cities in Cucuta, Colombia!
MOC-LLAB at ESRI User Conference 2023 in San Diego, CA!

MOC-LLAB at ESRI User Conference 2023 in San Diego, CA!

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.”
Primer Foro de Buenas Prácticas Ambientales en la UABC

Primer Foro de Buenas Prácticas Ambientales en la UABC

Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Dr. Alma Beatriz Navarro presented the recently signed SDG MOU collaboration between San Diego State University, Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California on the fight towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals along the US-Mexico border.
SANDAG Coffee and Career Chat – MOC-LLAB

SANDAG Coffee and Career Chat – MOC-LLAB

Dr. Gabriela Fernandez the Director of the Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU was invited to SANDAG to provide more information about her career journey and the MOC-LLAB.
2020

Student Projects in 2020

dummy-img

SDSU Student Research Symposium

Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 | Location: San Diego State University San Diego State University Student Research Symposium 2024 Metabolism of Cities Living Lab Presenter Researchers 1) Name: Lily Eckoff (Undergraduate student, Environmental Science with Focus on Environmental Law and Policy, SDSU) Supervisors: Dr.…

dummy-img

Metabolism of Cities in Cucuta, Colombia!

Date: September 22, 2023 | Location: Universidad Simon Bolivar de Cucuta, Cucuta, Colombia Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Dr. Domenico Vito presented the “Metabolism of Cities Living Lab research and practices” on Septiembre 22, 2023, at the III Simposio Internacional Doctorado…

MOC-LLAB at ESRI User Conference 2023 in San Diego, CA!

MOC-LLAB at ESRI User Conference 2023 in San Diego, CA!

Date: July 13, 2023, 8:30 am – 9:30 am (PST) | Location: San Diego, California, Room: 28A | SDCC The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, Director, Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Director of the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile…

Primer Foro de Buenas Prácticas Ambientales en la UABC

Primer Foro de Buenas Prácticas Ambientales en la UABC

Location: Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexicali, Mexico | Date: May 12, 2023 Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Dr. Alma Beatriz Navarro presented the recently signed SDG MOU collaboration between San Diego State University, Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and the…

SANDAG Coffee and Career Chat – MOC-LLAB

SANDAG Coffee and Career Chat – MOC-LLAB

Location: San Diego, CA, San Diego Association of Governments | Date: May 9, 2023 Dr. Gabriela Fernandez the Director of the Metabolism of Cities Living Lab was invited to SANDAG to provide more information about her career journey and the…

2019

Student Projects in 2019

dummy-img

SDSU Student Research Symposium

Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 | Location: San Diego State University San Diego State University Student Research Symposium 2024 Metabolism of Cities Living Lab Presenter Researchers 1) Name: Lily Eckoff (Undergraduate student, Environmental Science with Focus on Environmental Law and Policy, SDSU) Supervisors: Dr.…

dummy-img

Metabolism of Cities in Cucuta, Colombia!

Date: September 22, 2023 | Location: Universidad Simon Bolivar de Cucuta, Cucuta, Colombia Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Dr. Domenico Vito presented the “Metabolism of Cities Living Lab research and practices” on Septiembre 22, 2023, at the III Simposio Internacional Doctorado…

MOC-LLAB at ESRI User Conference 2023 in San Diego, CA!

MOC-LLAB at ESRI User Conference 2023 in San Diego, CA!

Date: July 13, 2023, 8:30 am – 9:30 am (PST) | Location: San Diego, California, Room: 28A | SDCC The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, Director, Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Director of the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile…

Primer Foro de Buenas Prácticas Ambientales en la UABC

Primer Foro de Buenas Prácticas Ambientales en la UABC

Location: Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexicali, Mexico | Date: May 12, 2023 Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Dr. Alma Beatriz Navarro presented the recently signed SDG MOU collaboration between San Diego State University, Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and the…

SANDAG Coffee and Career Chat – MOC-LLAB

SANDAG Coffee and Career Chat – MOC-LLAB

Location: San Diego, CA, San Diego Association of Governments | Date: May 9, 2023 Dr. Gabriela Fernandez the Director of the Metabolism of Cities Living Lab was invited to SANDAG to provide more information about her career journey and the…

2018

Student Projects in 2018

dummy-img

SDSU Student Research Symposium

Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 | Location: San Diego State University San Diego State University Student Research Symposium 2024 Metabolism of Cities Living Lab Presenter Researchers 1) Name: Lily Eckoff (Undergraduate student, Environmental Science with Focus on Environmental Law and Policy, SDSU) Supervisors: Dr.…

dummy-img

Metabolism of Cities in Cucuta, Colombia!

Date: September 22, 2023 | Location: Universidad Simon Bolivar de Cucuta, Cucuta, Colombia Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Dr. Domenico Vito presented the “Metabolism of Cities Living Lab research and practices” on Septiembre 22, 2023, at the III Simposio Internacional Doctorado…

MOC-LLAB at ESRI User Conference 2023 in San Diego, CA!

MOC-LLAB at ESRI User Conference 2023 in San Diego, CA!

Date: July 13, 2023, 8:30 am – 9:30 am (PST) | Location: San Diego, California, Room: 28A | SDCC The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, Director, Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Director of the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile…

Primer Foro de Buenas Prácticas Ambientales en la UABC

Primer Foro de Buenas Prácticas Ambientales en la UABC

Location: Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexicali, Mexico | Date: May 12, 2023 Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Dr. Alma Beatriz Navarro presented the recently signed SDG MOU collaboration between San Diego State University, Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and the…

SANDAG Coffee and Career Chat – MOC-LLAB

SANDAG Coffee and Career Chat – MOC-LLAB

Location: San Diego, CA, San Diego Association of Governments | Date: May 9, 2023 Dr. Gabriela Fernandez the Director of the Metabolism of Cities Living Lab was invited to SANDAG to provide more information about her career journey and the…

en_USEnglish