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.
SDG 1: No Poverty
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.
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
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 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.