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2023

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Kids 4 Safe Routes VR Game Intervention

This project explored socially vulnerable communities in San Diego County to evaluate the impacts of the Safe Routes 2 School program. Identified accident hot spot areas for future routing improvements, developed and designed: a SR2S web-based visualization tool for easy road safety monitoring and reporting, SR2S surveys, a virtual reality educational transit safety training game “KIDS 4 Safe Routes VR” for children ages 11 to 14 years old, and strengthened collaboration.

COP 27 Food 4 Climate Pavilion

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab partnered with the Food 4 Climate Pavilion at COP 27 to develop discussions on the importance of holistic foods, human health, biodiversity, and shift towards medicinal plants as food.

COP 27 Green Zone Side Event

The Metabolism of Cities organized a side event at the 27th Session at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in El Sheikh, Egypt. The COP 27 Green Zone side event focused on monitoring beach ecosystems: a closer look at the Americas. Experiences from Europe, USA, and Asia Pacific.

COP 27 Digital Innovation & Digital Art 4 Climate Pavilion

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU has been working to promote climate action and build momentum toward COP27 through education, art, data, story-telling, and capacity building including the new art mural inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and US-Mexico international border.

7th International Marine Debris Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the United States- Mexico border: multi-level monitoring using citizen science” at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference 2022, in the session of citizen science approaches to monitor marine litter and micro-plastic, discussion, and case studies.

7th International Marine Debris Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the United States- Mexico border: multi-level monitoring using citizen science” at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference 2022, in Busan, Republic of Korea at the session of citizen science approaches to monitor marine litter and micro-plastic, discussion, and case studies.

UNEP Major Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics: Youth Capacity Building

Join us at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) Working Group on Marine Litter and Microplastic, “Youth Capacity Building Webinar” on October 9, 2020 14:00 PM (GMT). See you there!

International One Health Conference

The International One Health Conference 2022 is a systemic approach to managing urban and natural resources. The event was held at the University of Catania in Catania, Italy and focus on a systemic approach to manage urban and natural resources. The event is a 2 day hybrid to share and debate on experiences of systemic approaches to one health.

REBorder Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented research “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border using citizen science” at the Reborder Conference 2022 at San Diego State University.

19th ICOST Conference Book Chapter out now!

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab book chapter “Social Response to COVID-19 SMART Dashboard: Proposal for Case Study” is out now! in the Participative urban health and healthy aging aging in the age of AI Springer volume. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the Empowering human dynamics research with social media and geospatial data analytics, Human Dynamics in Smart Cities

The Empowering human dynamics research with social media and geospatial data analytics, Human Dynamics in Smart Cities. Our book chapter “Sentiment analysis of social media response and spatial distribution patterns on the Covid-19 outbreak: The case study of Italy” is out now! Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

International One Health SDGs in the Americas & Caribbean Region. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The book SDGs in the Americas and Caribbean Region. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals – Regional Perspectives book series (IUNSDGRP) is out now! Check out our book chapter “Protecting our oceans with citizen science: El Astillero, Nicaragua” Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment & public health

IGI Global book chapter out now “Sources and Pathways of Marine Litter: A Global Assessment of Plastic Pollution in Coastal and Island Regions.” With plastic pollution concerns growing globally, especially the production, consumption, and disposal of face masks, medical gloves, personal protective equipment and plastic dishes, this book is about assessing harmful effects of plastics on the environment and public health. IGI Global 2022 Seoul, Korea.

Capri Regatta: Technology & Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border: A multi-level monitoring approach” at the Capri Regatta 2022 in Capri, Naples, Italy at the Technology and Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano, Graduate School of Management.

Beach Cleanup 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. The use of integrated technologies applied in two beach cleanups that took place in Imperial Beach, California and Dunga Beach in Kisumu, Kenya to monitor and map plastic pollution at different scales, understand the principal entry points, means of release, and translocation mechanisms of plastic pollution.

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, Selected Satellite Activity

The Metabolism organized a seminar at the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, and Selected Satellite Activity. Findings from Imperial Beach and Dunga Beach cleanup were reported entitled “From Trash 2 Treasure. Marine litter awareness by data. The case study of Imperial Beach, CA and Dunga Beach, Kisumu, Kenya.

ASITA Conference Geomatics for Green and Digital Transition, Geomatics, and Geospatial Technologies

The Metabolism presented “Geo-paparazzi-based participatory sensing tool used to monitor marine litter: from USA to Kenya” at the 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.

1st International Ph.D. Workshop, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Urban metabolism methodological tools” at the 1st International Ph.D. Workshop, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra, Faculty of Science and Technology, in the Department of Architecture in Biskra, Algeria, Africa.

UN Climate change Pre-COP 26 #All4climate Italy: Youth4climate

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. Youth delegates came together to develop a physical and virtual conference called “Young People Fight Against Plastic Pollution” on September 30, 2021, in Milan, Italy as part of the PreCOP 26 Italy initiative.

1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Sources, pathways, & drivers of plastic pollution” at the 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution: Removal, Analysis, & Risk Assessment of Microplastics. In assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment and public health through a collaboration with the University of Seoul, Hanyang University, South Korea, & Ministry of Environment and KEITI, in South Korea.

2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Ocean Metabolism: A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions” at the 2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union in Brussels, Belgium.

1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution and Post Plastic

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Plastic detection using a multi-method approach: Comparative case studies from coastal tourism sites” at the 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution, Post Plastic, and University of Seoul, in South Korea.

CLIMATHON: From Trash to Treasure: El Astillero, Nicaragua

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.

Ecomondo Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions” at the Ecomondo Conference 2021, Italian Exhibition Group in Rimini, Italy.

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.

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.

One International Health Conference Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab researchers organized the International One Health Conference – Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities, alongside the Politecnico di Milano, Resilience Lab in Milan, Italy.

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

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and Politecnico di Milano organized a seminar “Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism” with the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) as part of Ecology Day. Slot 9, International Society for Industrial Ecology, at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.

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

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and Politecnico di Milano organized a seminar “Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism” with the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) as part of Ecology Day. Slot 9, International Society for Industrial Ecology, at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.

2022

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Kids 4 Safe Routes VR Game Intervention

This project explored socially vulnerable communities in San Diego County to evaluate the impacts of the Safe Routes 2 School program. Identified accident hot spot areas for future routing improvements, developed and designed: a SR2S web-based visualization tool for easy road safety monitoring and reporting, SR2S surveys, a virtual reality educational transit safety training game “KIDS 4 Safe Routes VR” for children ages 11 to 14 years old, and strengthened collaboration.

COP 27 Food 4 Climate Pavilion

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab partnered with the Food 4 Climate Pavilion at COP 27 to develop discussions on the importance of holistic foods, human health, biodiversity, and shift towards medicinal plants as food.

COP 27 Green Zone Side Event

The Metabolism of Cities organized a side event at the 27th Session at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in El Sheikh, Egypt. The COP 27 Green Zone side event focused on monitoring beach ecosystems: a closer look at the Americas. Experiences from Europe, USA, and Asia Pacific.

COP 27 Digital Innovation & Digital Art 4 Climate Pavilion

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU has been working to promote climate action and build momentum toward COP27 through education, art, data, story-telling, and capacity building including the new art mural inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and US-Mexico international border.

7th International Marine Debris Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the United States- Mexico border: multi-level monitoring using citizen science” at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference 2022, in the session of citizen science approaches to monitor marine litter and micro-plastic, discussion, and case studies.

7th International Marine Debris Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the United States- Mexico border: multi-level monitoring using citizen science” at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference 2022, in Busan, Republic of Korea at the session of citizen science approaches to monitor marine litter and micro-plastic, discussion, and case studies.

UNEP Major Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics: Youth Capacity Building

Join us at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) Working Group on Marine Litter and Microplastic, “Youth Capacity Building Webinar” on October 9, 2020 14:00 PM (GMT). See you there!

International One Health Conference

The International One Health Conference 2022 is a systemic approach to managing urban and natural resources. The event was held at the University of Catania in Catania, Italy and focus on a systemic approach to manage urban and natural resources. The event is a 2 day hybrid to share and debate on experiences of systemic approaches to one health.

REBorder Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented research “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border using citizen science” at the Reborder Conference 2022 at San Diego State University.

19th ICOST Conference Book Chapter out now!

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab book chapter “Social Response to COVID-19 SMART Dashboard: Proposal for Case Study” is out now! in the Participative urban health and healthy aging aging in the age of AI Springer volume. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the Empowering human dynamics research with social media and geospatial data analytics, Human Dynamics in Smart Cities

The Empowering human dynamics research with social media and geospatial data analytics, Human Dynamics in Smart Cities. Our book chapter “Sentiment analysis of social media response and spatial distribution patterns on the Covid-19 outbreak: The case study of Italy” is out now! Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

International One Health SDGs in the Americas & Caribbean Region. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The book SDGs in the Americas and Caribbean Region. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals – Regional Perspectives book series (IUNSDGRP) is out now! Check out our book chapter “Protecting our oceans with citizen science: El Astillero, Nicaragua” Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment & public health

IGI Global book chapter out now “Sources and Pathways of Marine Litter: A Global Assessment of Plastic Pollution in Coastal and Island Regions.” With plastic pollution concerns growing globally, especially the production, consumption, and disposal of face masks, medical gloves, personal protective equipment and plastic dishes, this book is about assessing harmful effects of plastics on the environment and public health. IGI Global 2022 Seoul, Korea.

Capri Regatta: Technology & Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border: A multi-level monitoring approach” at the Capri Regatta 2022 in Capri, Naples, Italy at the Technology and Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano, Graduate School of Management.

Beach Cleanup 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. The use of integrated technologies applied in two beach cleanups that took place in Imperial Beach, California and Dunga Beach in Kisumu, Kenya to monitor and map plastic pollution at different scales, understand the principal entry points, means of release, and translocation mechanisms of plastic pollution.

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, Selected Satellite Activity

The Metabolism organized a seminar at the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, and Selected Satellite Activity. Findings from Imperial Beach and Dunga Beach cleanup were reported entitled “From Trash 2 Treasure. Marine litter awareness by data. The case study of Imperial Beach, CA and Dunga Beach, Kisumu, Kenya.

ASITA Conference Geomatics for Green and Digital Transition, Geomatics, and Geospatial Technologies

The Metabolism presented “Geo-paparazzi-based participatory sensing tool used to monitor marine litter: from USA to Kenya” at the 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.

1st International Ph.D. Workshop, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Urban metabolism methodological tools” at the 1st International Ph.D. Workshop, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra, Faculty of Science and Technology, in the Department of Architecture in Biskra, Algeria, Africa.

UN Climate change Pre-COP 26 #All4climate Italy: Youth4climate

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. Youth delegates came together to develop a physical and virtual conference called “Young People Fight Against Plastic Pollution” on September 30, 2021, in Milan, Italy as part of the PreCOP 26 Italy initiative.

1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Sources, pathways, & drivers of plastic pollution” at the 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution: Removal, Analysis, & Risk Assessment of Microplastics. In assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment and public health through a collaboration with the University of Seoul, Hanyang University, South Korea, & Ministry of Environment and KEITI, in South Korea.

2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Ocean Metabolism: A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions” at the 2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union in Brussels, Belgium.

1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution and Post Plastic

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Plastic detection using a multi-method approach: Comparative case studies from coastal tourism sites” at the 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution, Post Plastic, and University of Seoul, in South Korea.

CLIMATHON: From Trash to Treasure: El Astillero, Nicaragua

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.

Ecomondo Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions” at the Ecomondo Conference 2021, Italian Exhibition Group in Rimini, Italy.

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.

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.

One International Health Conference Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab researchers organized the International One Health Conference – Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities, alongside the Politecnico di Milano, Resilience Lab in Milan, Italy.

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

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and Politecnico di Milano organized a seminar “Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism” with the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) as part of Ecology Day. Slot 9, International Society for Industrial Ecology, at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.

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

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and Politecnico di Milano organized a seminar “Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism” with the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) as part of Ecology Day. Slot 9, International Society for Industrial Ecology, at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.

2021

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Kids 4 Safe Routes VR Game Intervention

This project explored socially vulnerable communities in San Diego County to evaluate the impacts of the Safe Routes 2 School program. Identified accident hot spot areas for future routing improvements, developed and designed: a SR2S web-based visualization tool for easy road safety monitoring and reporting, SR2S surveys, a virtual reality educational transit safety training game “KIDS 4 Safe Routes VR” for children ages 11 to 14 years old, and strengthened collaboration.

COP 27 Food 4 Climate Pavilion

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab partnered with the Food 4 Climate Pavilion at COP 27 to develop discussions on the importance of holistic foods, human health, biodiversity, and shift towards medicinal plants as food.

COP 27 Green Zone Side Event

The Metabolism of Cities organized a side event at the 27th Session at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in El Sheikh, Egypt. The COP 27 Green Zone side event focused on monitoring beach ecosystems: a closer look at the Americas. Experiences from Europe, USA, and Asia Pacific.

COP 27 Digital Innovation & Digital Art 4 Climate Pavilion

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU has been working to promote climate action and build momentum toward COP27 through education, art, data, story-telling, and capacity building including the new art mural inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and US-Mexico international border.

7th International Marine Debris Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the United States- Mexico border: multi-level monitoring using citizen science” at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference 2022, in the session of citizen science approaches to monitor marine litter and micro-plastic, discussion, and case studies.

7th International Marine Debris Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the United States- Mexico border: multi-level monitoring using citizen science” at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference 2022, in Busan, Republic of Korea at the session of citizen science approaches to monitor marine litter and micro-plastic, discussion, and case studies.

UNEP Major Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics: Youth Capacity Building

Join us at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) Working Group on Marine Litter and Microplastic, “Youth Capacity Building Webinar” on October 9, 2020 14:00 PM (GMT). See you there!

International One Health Conference

The International One Health Conference 2022 is a systemic approach to managing urban and natural resources. The event was held at the University of Catania in Catania, Italy and focus on a systemic approach to manage urban and natural resources. The event is a 2 day hybrid to share and debate on experiences of systemic approaches to one health.

REBorder Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented research “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border using citizen science” at the Reborder Conference 2022 at San Diego State University.

19th ICOST Conference Book Chapter out now!

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab book chapter “Social Response to COVID-19 SMART Dashboard: Proposal for Case Study” is out now! in the Participative urban health and healthy aging aging in the age of AI Springer volume. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the Empowering human dynamics research with social media and geospatial data analytics, Human Dynamics in Smart Cities

The Empowering human dynamics research with social media and geospatial data analytics, Human Dynamics in Smart Cities. Our book chapter “Sentiment analysis of social media response and spatial distribution patterns on the Covid-19 outbreak: The case study of Italy” is out now! Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

International One Health SDGs in the Americas & Caribbean Region. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The book SDGs in the Americas and Caribbean Region. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals – Regional Perspectives book series (IUNSDGRP) is out now! Check out our book chapter “Protecting our oceans with citizen science: El Astillero, Nicaragua” Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment & public health

IGI Global book chapter out now “Sources and Pathways of Marine Litter: A Global Assessment of Plastic Pollution in Coastal and Island Regions.” With plastic pollution concerns growing globally, especially the production, consumption, and disposal of face masks, medical gloves, personal protective equipment and plastic dishes, this book is about assessing harmful effects of plastics on the environment and public health. IGI Global 2022 Seoul, Korea.

Capri Regatta: Technology & Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border: A multi-level monitoring approach” at the Capri Regatta 2022 in Capri, Naples, Italy at the Technology and Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano, Graduate School of Management.

Beach Cleanup 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. The use of integrated technologies applied in two beach cleanups that took place in Imperial Beach, California and Dunga Beach in Kisumu, Kenya to monitor and map plastic pollution at different scales, understand the principal entry points, means of release, and translocation mechanisms of plastic pollution.

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, Selected Satellite Activity

The Metabolism organized a seminar at the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, and Selected Satellite Activity. Findings from Imperial Beach and Dunga Beach cleanup were reported entitled “From Trash 2 Treasure. Marine litter awareness by data. The case study of Imperial Beach, CA and Dunga Beach, Kisumu, Kenya.

ASITA Conference Geomatics for Green and Digital Transition, Geomatics, and Geospatial Technologies

The Metabolism presented “Geo-paparazzi-based participatory sensing tool used to monitor marine litter: from USA to Kenya” at the 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.

1st International Ph.D. Workshop, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Urban metabolism methodological tools” at the 1st International Ph.D. Workshop, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra, Faculty of Science and Technology, in the Department of Architecture in Biskra, Algeria, Africa.

UN Climate change Pre-COP 26 #All4climate Italy: Youth4climate

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. Youth delegates came together to develop a physical and virtual conference called “Young People Fight Against Plastic Pollution” on September 30, 2021, in Milan, Italy as part of the PreCOP 26 Italy initiative.

1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Sources, pathways, & drivers of plastic pollution” at the 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution: Removal, Analysis, & Risk Assessment of Microplastics. In assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment and public health through a collaboration with the University of Seoul, Hanyang University, South Korea, & Ministry of Environment and KEITI, in South Korea.

2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Ocean Metabolism: A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions” at the 2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union in Brussels, Belgium.

1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution and Post Plastic

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Plastic detection using a multi-method approach: Comparative case studies from coastal tourism sites” at the 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution, Post Plastic, and University of Seoul, in South Korea.

CLIMATHON: From Trash to Treasure: El Astillero, Nicaragua

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.

Ecomondo Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions” at the Ecomondo Conference 2021, Italian Exhibition Group in Rimini, Italy.

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.

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.

One International Health Conference Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab researchers organized the International One Health Conference – Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities, alongside the Politecnico di Milano, Resilience Lab in Milan, Italy.

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

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and Politecnico di Milano organized a seminar “Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism” with the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) as part of Ecology Day. Slot 9, International Society for Industrial Ecology, at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.

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

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and Politecnico di Milano organized a seminar “Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism” with the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) as part of Ecology Day. Slot 9, International Society for Industrial Ecology, at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.

2020

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Kids 4 Safe Routes VR Game Intervention

This project explored socially vulnerable communities in San Diego County to evaluate the impacts of the Safe Routes 2 School program. Identified accident hot spot areas for future routing improvements, developed and designed: a SR2S web-based visualization tool for easy road safety monitoring and reporting, SR2S surveys, a virtual reality educational transit safety training game “KIDS 4 Safe Routes VR” for children ages 11 to 14 years old, and strengthened collaboration.

COP 27 Food 4 Climate Pavilion

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab partnered with the Food 4 Climate Pavilion at COP 27 to develop discussions on the importance of holistic foods, human health, biodiversity, and shift towards medicinal plants as food.

COP 27 Green Zone Side Event

The Metabolism of Cities organized a side event at the 27th Session at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in El Sheikh, Egypt. The COP 27 Green Zone side event focused on monitoring beach ecosystems: a closer look at the Americas. Experiences from Europe, USA, and Asia Pacific.

COP 27 Digital Innovation & Digital Art 4 Climate Pavilion

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU has been working to promote climate action and build momentum toward COP27 through education, art, data, story-telling, and capacity building including the new art mural inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and US-Mexico international border.

7th International Marine Debris Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the United States- Mexico border: multi-level monitoring using citizen science” at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference 2022, in the session of citizen science approaches to monitor marine litter and micro-plastic, discussion, and case studies.

7th International Marine Debris Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the United States- Mexico border: multi-level monitoring using citizen science” at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference 2022, in Busan, Republic of Korea at the session of citizen science approaches to monitor marine litter and micro-plastic, discussion, and case studies.

UNEP Major Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics: Youth Capacity Building

Join us at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) Working Group on Marine Litter and Microplastic, “Youth Capacity Building Webinar” on October 9, 2020 14:00 PM (GMT). See you there!

International One Health Conference

The International One Health Conference 2022 is a systemic approach to managing urban and natural resources. The event was held at the University of Catania in Catania, Italy and focus on a systemic approach to manage urban and natural resources. The event is a 2 day hybrid to share and debate on experiences of systemic approaches to one health.

REBorder Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented research “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border using citizen science” at the Reborder Conference 2022 at San Diego State University.

19th ICOST Conference Book Chapter out now!

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab book chapter “Social Response to COVID-19 SMART Dashboard: Proposal for Case Study” is out now! in the Participative urban health and healthy aging aging in the age of AI Springer volume. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the Empowering human dynamics research with social media and geospatial data analytics, Human Dynamics in Smart Cities

The Empowering human dynamics research with social media and geospatial data analytics, Human Dynamics in Smart Cities. Our book chapter “Sentiment analysis of social media response and spatial distribution patterns on the Covid-19 outbreak: The case study of Italy” is out now! Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

International One Health SDGs in the Americas & Caribbean Region. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The book SDGs in the Americas and Caribbean Region. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals – Regional Perspectives book series (IUNSDGRP) is out now! Check out our book chapter “Protecting our oceans with citizen science: El Astillero, Nicaragua” Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment & public health

IGI Global book chapter out now “Sources and Pathways of Marine Litter: A Global Assessment of Plastic Pollution in Coastal and Island Regions.” With plastic pollution concerns growing globally, especially the production, consumption, and disposal of face masks, medical gloves, personal protective equipment and plastic dishes, this book is about assessing harmful effects of plastics on the environment and public health. IGI Global 2022 Seoul, Korea.

Capri Regatta: Technology & Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border: A multi-level monitoring approach” at the Capri Regatta 2022 in Capri, Naples, Italy at the Technology and Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano, Graduate School of Management.

Beach Cleanup 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. The use of integrated technologies applied in two beach cleanups that took place in Imperial Beach, California and Dunga Beach in Kisumu, Kenya to monitor and map plastic pollution at different scales, understand the principal entry points, means of release, and translocation mechanisms of plastic pollution.

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, Selected Satellite Activity

The Metabolism organized a seminar at the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, and Selected Satellite Activity. Findings from Imperial Beach and Dunga Beach cleanup were reported entitled “From Trash 2 Treasure. Marine litter awareness by data. The case study of Imperial Beach, CA and Dunga Beach, Kisumu, Kenya.

ASITA Conference Geomatics for Green and Digital Transition, Geomatics, and Geospatial Technologies

The Metabolism presented “Geo-paparazzi-based participatory sensing tool used to monitor marine litter: from USA to Kenya” at the 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.

1st International Ph.D. Workshop, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Urban metabolism methodological tools” at the 1st International Ph.D. Workshop, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra, Faculty of Science and Technology, in the Department of Architecture in Biskra, Algeria, Africa.

UN Climate change Pre-COP 26 #All4climate Italy: Youth4climate

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. Youth delegates came together to develop a physical and virtual conference called “Young People Fight Against Plastic Pollution” on September 30, 2021, in Milan, Italy as part of the PreCOP 26 Italy initiative.

1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Sources, pathways, & drivers of plastic pollution” at the 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution: Removal, Analysis, & Risk Assessment of Microplastics. In assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment and public health through a collaboration with the University of Seoul, Hanyang University, South Korea, & Ministry of Environment and KEITI, in South Korea.

2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Ocean Metabolism: A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions” at the 2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union in Brussels, Belgium.

1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution and Post Plastic

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Plastic detection using a multi-method approach: Comparative case studies from coastal tourism sites” at the 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution, Post Plastic, and University of Seoul, in South Korea.

CLIMATHON: From Trash to Treasure: El Astillero, Nicaragua

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.

Ecomondo Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions” at the Ecomondo Conference 2021, Italian Exhibition Group in Rimini, Italy.

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.

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.

One International Health Conference Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab researchers organized the International One Health Conference – Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities, alongside the Politecnico di Milano, Resilience Lab in Milan, Italy.

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

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and Politecnico di Milano organized a seminar “Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism” with the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) as part of Ecology Day. Slot 9, International Society for Industrial Ecology, at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.

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

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and Politecnico di Milano organized a seminar “Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism” with the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) as part of Ecology Day. Slot 9, International Society for Industrial Ecology, at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.

2019

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Kids 4 Safe Routes VR Game Intervention

This project explored socially vulnerable communities in San Diego County to evaluate the impacts of the Safe Routes 2 School program. Identified accident hot spot areas for future routing improvements, developed and designed: a SR2S web-based visualization tool for easy road safety monitoring and reporting, SR2S surveys, a virtual reality educational transit safety training game “KIDS 4 Safe Routes VR” for children ages 11 to 14 years old, and strengthened collaboration.

COP 27 Food 4 Climate Pavilion

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab partnered with the Food 4 Climate Pavilion at COP 27 to develop discussions on the importance of holistic foods, human health, biodiversity, and shift towards medicinal plants as food.

COP 27 Green Zone Side Event

The Metabolism of Cities organized a side event at the 27th Session at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in El Sheikh, Egypt. The COP 27 Green Zone side event focused on monitoring beach ecosystems: a closer look at the Americas. Experiences from Europe, USA, and Asia Pacific.

COP 27 Digital Innovation & Digital Art 4 Climate Pavilion

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU has been working to promote climate action and build momentum toward COP27 through education, art, data, story-telling, and capacity building including the new art mural inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and US-Mexico international border.

7th International Marine Debris Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the United States- Mexico border: multi-level monitoring using citizen science” at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference 2022, in the session of citizen science approaches to monitor marine litter and micro-plastic, discussion, and case studies.

7th International Marine Debris Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the United States- Mexico border: multi-level monitoring using citizen science” at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference 2022, in Busan, Republic of Korea at the session of citizen science approaches to monitor marine litter and micro-plastic, discussion, and case studies.

UNEP Major Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics: Youth Capacity Building

Join us at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) Working Group on Marine Litter and Microplastic, “Youth Capacity Building Webinar” on October 9, 2020 14:00 PM (GMT). See you there!

International One Health Conference

The International One Health Conference 2022 is a systemic approach to managing urban and natural resources. The event was held at the University of Catania in Catania, Italy and focus on a systemic approach to manage urban and natural resources. The event is a 2 day hybrid to share and debate on experiences of systemic approaches to one health.

REBorder Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented research “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border using citizen science” at the Reborder Conference 2022 at San Diego State University.

19th ICOST Conference Book Chapter out now!

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab book chapter “Social Response to COVID-19 SMART Dashboard: Proposal for Case Study” is out now! in the Participative urban health and healthy aging aging in the age of AI Springer volume. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the Empowering human dynamics research with social media and geospatial data analytics, Human Dynamics in Smart Cities

The Empowering human dynamics research with social media and geospatial data analytics, Human Dynamics in Smart Cities. Our book chapter “Sentiment analysis of social media response and spatial distribution patterns on the Covid-19 outbreak: The case study of Italy” is out now! Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

International One Health SDGs in the Americas & Caribbean Region. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The book SDGs in the Americas and Caribbean Region. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals – Regional Perspectives book series (IUNSDGRP) is out now! Check out our book chapter “Protecting our oceans with citizen science: El Astillero, Nicaragua” Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment & public health

IGI Global book chapter out now “Sources and Pathways of Marine Litter: A Global Assessment of Plastic Pollution in Coastal and Island Regions.” With plastic pollution concerns growing globally, especially the production, consumption, and disposal of face masks, medical gloves, personal protective equipment and plastic dishes, this book is about assessing harmful effects of plastics on the environment and public health. IGI Global 2022 Seoul, Korea.

Capri Regatta: Technology & Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border: A multi-level monitoring approach” at the Capri Regatta 2022 in Capri, Naples, Italy at the Technology and Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano, Graduate School of Management.

Beach Cleanup 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. The use of integrated technologies applied in two beach cleanups that took place in Imperial Beach, California and Dunga Beach in Kisumu, Kenya to monitor and map plastic pollution at different scales, understand the principal entry points, means of release, and translocation mechanisms of plastic pollution.

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, Selected Satellite Activity

The Metabolism organized a seminar at the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, and Selected Satellite Activity. Findings from Imperial Beach and Dunga Beach cleanup were reported entitled “From Trash 2 Treasure. Marine litter awareness by data. The case study of Imperial Beach, CA and Dunga Beach, Kisumu, Kenya.

ASITA Conference Geomatics for Green and Digital Transition, Geomatics, and Geospatial Technologies

The Metabolism presented “Geo-paparazzi-based participatory sensing tool used to monitor marine litter: from USA to Kenya” at the 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.

1st International Ph.D. Workshop, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Urban metabolism methodological tools” at the 1st International Ph.D. Workshop, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra, Faculty of Science and Technology, in the Department of Architecture in Biskra, Algeria, Africa.

UN Climate change Pre-COP 26 #All4climate Italy: Youth4climate

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. Youth delegates came together to develop a physical and virtual conference called “Young People Fight Against Plastic Pollution” on September 30, 2021, in Milan, Italy as part of the PreCOP 26 Italy initiative.

1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Sources, pathways, & drivers of plastic pollution” at the 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution: Removal, Analysis, & Risk Assessment of Microplastics. In assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment and public health through a collaboration with the University of Seoul, Hanyang University, South Korea, & Ministry of Environment and KEITI, in South Korea.

2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Ocean Metabolism: A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions” at the 2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union in Brussels, Belgium.

1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution and Post Plastic

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Plastic detection using a multi-method approach: Comparative case studies from coastal tourism sites” at the 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution, Post Plastic, and University of Seoul, in South Korea.

CLIMATHON: From Trash to Treasure: El Astillero, Nicaragua

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.

Ecomondo Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions” at the Ecomondo Conference 2021, Italian Exhibition Group in Rimini, Italy.

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.

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.

One International Health Conference Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab researchers organized the International One Health Conference – Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities, alongside the Politecnico di Milano, Resilience Lab in Milan, Italy.

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

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and Politecnico di Milano organized a seminar “Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism” with the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) as part of Ecology Day. Slot 9, International Society for Industrial Ecology, at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.

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

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and Politecnico di Milano organized a seminar “Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism” with the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) as part of Ecology Day. Slot 9, International Society for Industrial Ecology, at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.

2018

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Kids 4 Safe Routes VR Game Intervention

This project explored socially vulnerable communities in San Diego County to evaluate the impacts of the Safe Routes 2 School program. Identified accident hot spot areas for future routing improvements, developed and designed: a SR2S web-based visualization tool for easy road safety monitoring and reporting, SR2S surveys, a virtual reality educational transit safety training game “KIDS 4 Safe Routes VR” for children ages 11 to 14 years old, and strengthened collaboration.

COP 27 Food 4 Climate Pavilion

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab partnered with the Food 4 Climate Pavilion at COP 27 to develop discussions on the importance of holistic foods, human health, biodiversity, and shift towards medicinal plants as food.

COP 27 Green Zone Side Event

The Metabolism of Cities organized a side event at the 27th Session at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in El Sheikh, Egypt. The COP 27 Green Zone side event focused on monitoring beach ecosystems: a closer look at the Americas. Experiences from Europe, USA, and Asia Pacific.

COP 27 Digital Innovation & Digital Art 4 Climate Pavilion

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU has been working to promote climate action and build momentum toward COP27 through education, art, data, story-telling, and capacity building including the new art mural inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and US-Mexico international border.

7th International Marine Debris Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the United States- Mexico border: multi-level monitoring using citizen science” at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference 2022, in the session of citizen science approaches to monitor marine litter and micro-plastic, discussion, and case studies.

7th International Marine Debris Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at SDSU presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the United States- Mexico border: multi-level monitoring using citizen science” at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference 2022, in Busan, Republic of Korea at the session of citizen science approaches to monitor marine litter and micro-plastic, discussion, and case studies.

UNEP Major Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics: Youth Capacity Building

Join us at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) Working Group on Marine Litter and Microplastic, “Youth Capacity Building Webinar” on October 9, 2020 14:00 PM (GMT). See you there!

International One Health Conference

The International One Health Conference 2022 is a systemic approach to managing urban and natural resources. The event was held at the University of Catania in Catania, Italy and focus on a systemic approach to manage urban and natural resources. The event is a 2 day hybrid to share and debate on experiences of systemic approaches to one health.

REBorder Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented research “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border using citizen science” at the Reborder Conference 2022 at San Diego State University.

19th ICOST Conference Book Chapter out now!

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab book chapter “Social Response to COVID-19 SMART Dashboard: Proposal for Case Study” is out now! in the Participative urban health and healthy aging aging in the age of AI Springer volume. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the Empowering human dynamics research with social media and geospatial data analytics, Human Dynamics in Smart Cities

The Empowering human dynamics research with social media and geospatial data analytics, Human Dynamics in Smart Cities. Our book chapter “Sentiment analysis of social media response and spatial distribution patterns on the Covid-19 outbreak: The case study of Italy” is out now! Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

International One Health SDGs in the Americas & Caribbean Region. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The book SDGs in the Americas and Caribbean Region. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals – Regional Perspectives book series (IUNSDGRP) is out now! Check out our book chapter “Protecting our oceans with citizen science: El Astillero, Nicaragua” Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment & public health

IGI Global book chapter out now “Sources and Pathways of Marine Litter: A Global Assessment of Plastic Pollution in Coastal and Island Regions.” With plastic pollution concerns growing globally, especially the production, consumption, and disposal of face masks, medical gloves, personal protective equipment and plastic dishes, this book is about assessing harmful effects of plastics on the environment and public health. IGI Global 2022 Seoul, Korea.

Capri Regatta: Technology & Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border: A multi-level monitoring approach” at the Capri Regatta 2022 in Capri, Naples, Italy at the Technology and Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano, Graduate School of Management.

Beach Cleanup 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. The use of integrated technologies applied in two beach cleanups that took place in Imperial Beach, California and Dunga Beach in Kisumu, Kenya to monitor and map plastic pollution at different scales, understand the principal entry points, means of release, and translocation mechanisms of plastic pollution.

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, Selected Satellite Activity

The Metabolism organized a seminar at the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, and Selected Satellite Activity. Findings from Imperial Beach and Dunga Beach cleanup were reported entitled “From Trash 2 Treasure. Marine litter awareness by data. The case study of Imperial Beach, CA and Dunga Beach, Kisumu, Kenya.

ASITA Conference Geomatics for Green and Digital Transition, Geomatics, and Geospatial Technologies

The Metabolism presented “Geo-paparazzi-based participatory sensing tool used to monitor marine litter: from USA to Kenya” at the 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.

1st International Ph.D. Workshop, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Urban metabolism methodological tools” at the 1st International Ph.D. Workshop, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra, Faculty of Science and Technology, in the Department of Architecture in Biskra, Algeria, Africa.

UN Climate change Pre-COP 26 #All4climate Italy: Youth4climate

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. Youth delegates came together to develop a physical and virtual conference called “Young People Fight Against Plastic Pollution” on September 30, 2021, in Milan, Italy as part of the PreCOP 26 Italy initiative.

1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Sources, pathways, & drivers of plastic pollution” at the 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution: Removal, Analysis, & Risk Assessment of Microplastics. In assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment and public health through a collaboration with the University of Seoul, Hanyang University, South Korea, & Ministry of Environment and KEITI, in South Korea.

2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Ocean Metabolism: A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions” at the 2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union in Brussels, Belgium.

1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution and Post Plastic

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “Plastic detection using a multi-method approach: Comparative case studies from coastal tourism sites” at the 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution, Post Plastic, and University of Seoul, in South Korea.

CLIMATHON: From Trash to Treasure: El Astillero, Nicaragua

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.

Ecomondo Conference

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab presented “A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions” at the Ecomondo Conference 2021, Italian Exhibition Group in Rimini, Italy.

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.

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.

One International Health Conference Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab researchers organized the International One Health Conference – Urban Resilience: Strategies for a post-pandemic vision for cities, alongside the Politecnico di Milano, Resilience Lab in Milan, Italy.

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

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and Politecnico di Milano organized a seminar “Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism” with the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) as part of Ecology Day. Slot 9, International Society for Industrial Ecology, at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.

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

The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and Politecnico di Milano organized a seminar “Cities Beyond Borders: (Re)thinking the urban metabolism” with the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) as part of Ecology Day. Slot 9, International Society for Industrial Ecology, at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.

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