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… Read More »SDSU Student Research Symposium
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Location: National City, California National City is home to Mile of Cars, one of the first auto malls in the world, and US Naval Base San Diego. Due to the dense concentration of industries in the area, large amounts of pollutants are released into the… Read More »CleanCity Project in National City, California
The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and the United Nations Environmental Program – Major Group for Children and Youth – Microplastics and Marine Litter Working Group organized ahead of COP26 a youth summit event of interactive meetings addressed to young people around the world. Through a partnership with Hubzine Italia, Citta Studi Campus Sostenibile, Politecnico di Milano, and #All 4 Climate Italy.
Environmental Education Activity: Recycling Concert at the Preuss School at UCSD and Tri-M Music Honor Society
A Recycling Concert and Global Goals workshop was developed by the Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and Politecnico di Milano at the Preuss School at UCSD, a unique charter middle and high school for low-income scholars who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college and the Tri-M Music Honor Society on April 26, 2022.