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2024

Student Projects in 2024

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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
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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.
2023

Student Projects in 2023

Para Mi Barrio

Para Mi Barrio

Para Mi Barrio aims to increase awareness on the current health of the Barrio Logan community, both virtually and physically through sustainable programs. The mission is to provide easy, digestible information for the Barrio Logan community, which can be used as fuel for the community’s activism.
Streetwise San Diego

Streetwise San Diego

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.
San Diego Charter School Free School Lunch Survey- Case Study on E3 Civic High School

San Diego Charter School Free School Lunch Survey- Case Study on E3 Civic High School

The Survey is To describe food-related school lunch practices in E3 Civic High School of San Diego Unified School District by handout anonymous survey including questions about the school lunch environment and food-related practices.
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.
2022

Student Projects in 2022

Homeless and Agriculture Program: City of Escondido

Homeless and Agriculture Program: City of Escondido

Location: Escondido, California 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…

We All Count, City of El Cajon

We All Count, City of El Cajon

Location: El Cajon, California 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,…

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

Location: Imperial Beach, California 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,…

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

Location: Downtown San Diego, California 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. A new key tool under…

Pedestrian and bicycle safety visualization tool in Chula Vista, California

Pedestrian and bicycle safety visualization tool in Chula Vista, California

Location: 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…

2021

Student Projects in 2021

International Society for Industrial Ecology. Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism

International Society for Industrial Ecology. Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism

Date: June 21, 2021 | Location: Yale University, New Haven Connecticut International Industrial Ecology (ISIE) Day 2021. Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism. Slot 9, International Society for Industrial Ecology, Yale University. The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and Politecnico di Milano organized a seminar with the International Society of Industrial Ecology through Ecology… Read More »International Society for Industrial Ecology. Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism
9th International Conference on Sustainable Development

9th International Conference on Sustainable Development

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

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 Tsou Ming-Hsiang.
FOSS4G Conference

FOSS4G Conference

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.
Hispanic Heritage Month SDSN-USA

Hispanic Heritage Month SDSN-USA

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.
2020

Student Projects in 2020

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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.…

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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

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Local Governments for Sustainability World Congress 2018

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…

2018

Student Projects in 2018

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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.…

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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…

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