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The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab has many educational materials and resources available. Please find a non-exhausted list of our research activities showcased around the world.

2023

Metabolism of Cities Living Lab -SDSU 4 SDGs Leave No One Behind Exhibition, Curator and Exhibition Director, Fernandez Gabriela (Director, Metabolism of Cities Living Lab). Inauguration and Red Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: February 21, 2023, at 12:30 pm at San Diego State University Library. Sponsors: Scott Walter (Dean, SDSU Library), Monica Casper (SDSU College of Arts and Letters (CAL)), Patrick McCarthy (SDSU, Library), Dr. Ming Hsiang Tsou (Director, Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (HDMA)). Special Thanks to: Dr. Adela de la Torre (President, SDSU), Hector Salvador Ochoa (Provost, SDSU), Aurora Velasco (Assistant Dean, Instructional Technology Services), Thai  Nguyen (Instructional Technology Services). Art Mural: Karenina Zaballa (Content and Story-telling) and Fernandez Gabriela (Content and Story-telling), Gabi Zaballa (Designer); Sarah Tribelhorn, Rebecca Williamson (marketing), Lisa Lamont, Dr. Domenic Vito, Carol Maione (MOC-LLAB researchers), Dr. Fernando Bosco. Virtual Exhibition | Exhibition Website | Exhibition Video

[The exhibit consists of two parts: Metabolism of Cities Living Lab SDSU 4 SDGs “Leave no one behind” Exhibition and Libraries and Sustainability: Working toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the SDSU Library].

Program: Dr. Adela de la Torre (President of SDSU), Dr. Salvador Hector Ochoa (Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, SDSU), Dr. Scott Walters (Dean, SDSU Library), Sarah Tribelhorn (Natural Sciences Librarian, SDSU Library), Dr. Ronnee Schreiber (Interim Dean, College of Arts and Letters, SDSU), Dr. Gabriela Fernandez (Director, Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, HDMA, SDSU), Gabi Zaballa, Nika Zaballa, and Dr. Gabriela Fernandez (Beyond Borders Digital Talks Series and Suscitatio Terminus “Awakening Border” Mural), Noah Hansen, Director, International Student Center, SDSU International Affairs), Dr. Jose Francisco Gomez Mc Donough (Director, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Politicas), Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (SDSU-UABC MOU on SDGs).

COP 28, Digital Innovation Pavilion Side Event. The 28th Session of the United Nations Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) 2023. Art and education of SDGs: Innovation through data. Organizers: Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at San Diego State University, and Hubzne Italia. Fernandez Gabriela, Vito Domenico, and Eckoff Lily. Digital Innovation Pavillion: Arts, SDGs, and Youth, Zone B7, Building 88 Ground Floor, December 9, 2023, Dubai, Emirates (COP 28 event| #DIP 2023). Video

COP 28, Digital Innovation Pavilion Side Event. The 28th Session of the United Nations Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) 2023. Digital ocean and citizen science approaches. Organizers: Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at San Diego State University,  Acqua Matter, and Hubzne Italia. Fernandez Gabriela, Vito Domenico, Furtado de Mendonca Patricia, Maione Carol, Moctezuma Marco, Perry Tim. Digital Innovation Pavilion: Food, Agriculture and Water, Zone B7, Building 88 Ground Floor, December 10, 2023, Dubai, Emirates (COP 28 event| #DIP 2023). Video

One Health 2023 – Bridging the gap: from science to policy, from policy to implementation Presentation of the COP28 Position Paper – Expo Dubai, building 1 area B2 meeting room 25 -h 15.00 UAE 12.00 CET 11.00 UTC

International One Health Conference 2023 (UROH). Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age, San Diego State University; Societa Italiana di Medicina Ambientale (SIMA); International Society of Doctors for Environment (ISDE); Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR); IMM Design Lab; Research Center for Advanced Technology in Health and Well-Being, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele; Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC); End-use Efficiency Research Group – Politecnico di Milano, eERG-POLIMI; Health Care Without Harm – Europe; University of Catania, University of Madrid, Environmental and Food Hygiene Laboratory; Cities Health; and WHO. (Conference: Organizing Committee, Scientific Committee, & Section Chair). Vito Domenico, Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carolet al., October 2023, Barcelona, (Spain) (coming soon).

Kids 4 Safe Routes Transit Safety VR Game Intervention. Feaster Charter Elementary School, Chula Vista, CA. February 3, 2023. Children Ages: 11-14 years old | 25 students. PI: Fernandez Gabriela, Feaster: Mr. Rosario Villarial (Executive Director), Meagan Ramirez (Principal), Jennifer Diaz, (Staff). Volunteers: Dr. Sahar Ghanipoor Machiani, Andrick Mercado, Amir Reza Sadeghi, Christopher Swindell, Nell Ahangarfabrik, Kyle Fontelera, Bita Etaati, and Carol Maione. San Diego State University, San Diego, (California). IRB# HS-2023-0014

Ferrante, M., Conti, G. O., Vito, D., Fernandez, G., Maione, C., Lauriola, P., … & Dora, C. (2023, October). Proceedings of the International One Health Conference. In Medical Sciences Forum (Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 14). MDPI.

Maione, C. (2023, May). Standard Operating Procedure for the Analysis of Microplastics in Larval Fish Diets. In Medical Sciences Forum (Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 1). MDPI.

Maione Carol, Fernandez Gabriela, and Vito Domenico. 2023. “Participatory mapping of transboundary pollution. The case study of Imperial Beach, California.” Marine Pollution Bulletin Journal. Elsevier (under review).

Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carol, Yang Harrison, Zaballa Karenina, Bonnici Norbert, Carter Jarai, Tsou Ming-Hsiang. 2022. “Covid-19 societal effects and perceptions: The case study of Italy.” Proceedings of 2nd International One Health Conference 2022. A systemic approach to managing urban and natural resources. University of Catania, September 27-28, Medical Sciences Forum 2023, 19(1), 10. Catania, Italy, DOI.

Maione Carol, Fernandez Gabriela, Vito Domenico, Marsaglia Luca, Cortez Manuel, Buurstee Christan. 2023. “Protecting our oceans with citizen science: El Astillero, Nicaragua.” In: Leal Filho, Walter., Aguilar-Rivera, Noe., Borsari, Bruno R. B. de Brito, Paulo, Andrade Guerra, Baltazar (eds) SDGs in the Americas and Caribbean Region. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals – Regional Perspectives book series (IUNSDGRP) Springer Nature Switzerland AG Cham, (pp 1-19), DOI.

Domenico Vito, Gabriela Fernandez, Carol Maione. 2023. “Marine debris flows estimation through citizen science approaches : case studies from pacific american and mediterranean coastal touristic site” 5th Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-2023) (Cosenza, Italy).

Fernandez Gabriela and Tsou Ming-Hsiang. 2023. “San Diego County’s Sustainable Development Goals Tracking Dashboard.” ESRI User Conference, July 10-14, 2023. San Diego, (California).

Mohieddin Nasser. 2023. We All Count, El Cajon. A survey on the middle eastern community in El Cajon City. SDSU Student Research Symposium 2023, March 3, 2023, Poster, San Diego State University, San Diego, (California).  Supervisor: Fernandez Gabriela, Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, San Diego State University, San Diego, (California).

Etaati Bita. 2023. Pedestrian and Bicycle involved accidents analysis and reviewing Safe Routes to School Program effectiveness in Chula Vista, CA, SDSU Student Research Symposium 2023, March 3, 2023, Poster, San Diego State University, San Diego, (California). The project is supported by the Safe-D Safety Through Disruption (Project Number: 06-011), University Transportation Centers Program, PI: Fernandez Gabriela, Jahangiri Arash, Ghanipoor-Machiani Sahar, Tsou Ming-Hsiang, Etaati Bita, Andrick Mercado, and Mejia Christian, San Diego, (California).

Vito Domenico and Jenny Salazar Zapata. 2023. “Rete Giovani Re-Action, Energy Communities , Youths in the Network of Sustainable Universities” Green Blue Days of Action”, Green Blue Days of Action. September 24,2023 (Naples, Italy)

Vito Domenico and Jimenez Gomez Tagle Melissa. 2023. “Physis and psyche: unveiling ecoanxiety under One-Health approach and its impact on young generations“, Environmental Series Lectures 2023, Technische Universität München. May 24,2023 (Germany)

Fernandez Gabriela and Navarro Alma. 2023. “Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, UABC, and SDGs MOU” Primer Foro de Buenas Practicas Ambientales en la UABC. Universidad Autonoma de Baja California and San Diego State University, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Politicas, May 11-12, 2023, Mexicali, (Mexico).

Fernandez Gabriela and Vito Domenico. 2023. “Localizing the SDGs, Leaving no one behind, and citizen science approaches1st International Ph.D. Workshop, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture, May TBD, 2023, Biskra, Algeria, (Africa).

Fernandez Gabriela and Vito Domenico. 2023. “Metabolism of Cities Living Lab research and practices” Septiembre 22, 2023, III Simposio Internacional Doctorado en Ciencias de la Educacion y Primer Congreso Maestria en Educacion: La Complejidad de los maestros en la formacion territorial: ciencias, saberes y perspectivas, Simposio del Doctorado en Ciencias de la Educacion de la Universidad Simon Bolivar de Cucuta, Cucuta (Colombia).

Fernandez Gabriela, Jahangiri Arash, Ghanipoor-Machiani Sahar, Tsou Ming-Hsiang, Etaati Bita, and Mercado Andrick. 2023. Safe -D. “Evaluating the Safe Routes to School (SR2S) transportation program in socially vulnerable communities in San Diego County, California,” June 9, 2023, Webinar. San Diego State University, San Diego, (California). The project is supported by the Safe-D Safety Through Disruption (Project Number: 06-011), University Transportation Centers Program.

Vito Domenico . 2023. “ANALYSIS OF AGROS-SMART SURVEY DATA FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF SMALL FARMERS’ NEEDS FOR CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE IMPLEMENTATION“, FAO HQ. May 5,2023 (Italy)

Fernandez Gabriela. 2023. “SDGs, urban metabolism and MFA models for plastic flows,” Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, San Diego State University. IES Abroad University, March 20, 2023, Milan, (Italy).

BEST PAPER AWARD Domenico Vito, Gabriela Fernandez, Carol Maione. 2023. “Marine debris flows estimation through citizen science approaches : case studies from pacific american and mediterranean coastal touristic site” 5th Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-2023) (Cosenza, Italy

2022

COP 27 Green Zone Side Event. The 27th Session of the United Nations Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) 2022. Monitoring beach ecosystems: A closer look at the Americas. Experiences from Europe, USA, and Asia Pacific. Organizers: ONG Afrique Esperance, Climate Social Forum, Giving Life to Nature, The Polly Foundation, West Africa Coastal Environment, Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at San Diego State University, Partnership for the Conservation of the Coastal and Marine Zone (PRCM) and Ayowecca, Uganda. Fernandez Gabriela, Carol Maione, Dr. Domenico Vito et. al. The importance of mangroves and beach ecosystems for west Africa coastal environment,” November 14, 2022, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (COP 27 event)

Digital Innovation and Digital Art4Climate Pavilion at COP 27. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) 2022. “Metabolism of Cities Living Lab – SDGs in Action along the US-Mexico International Border: Localizing the UN SDGs while Leaving No One Behind Art Mural Exhibition “Suscitatio Terminus” Awakening Border.” Fernandez Gabriela (designer, and story-teller), Zaballa Karenina (designer, and story-teller), Zaballa Gabi (illustrator, and story-teller), and Dr. Domenico Vito. Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at San Diego State University, CA.” Organizers: Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at San Diego State University. Sponsored: Department of Economic and Social Affairs and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Fernandez Gabriela and Vito Domenico. November 15, 2022, Sharma El-Sheikh, Egypt (Mural revealed at the Digital Innovation and Digital Art4Climate Pavilion at COP 27 event).

Vito Domenico, Verasteguim L., Fernandez Gabriela., et al., 2022. Beach Cleanup in multiple cities: La Paz (Mexico), Cancun (Mexico), Mexico City (Mexico), and Tijuana (Mexico) on Saturday, June 25, 2022, Oceans Voice, Hubzine Italia, and UNEP Major Group for Children and Youth  (Mexico). 

Vito D., Fernandez Gabriela., and Maione C. 2022. “A systemic approach to managing urban and natural resources.” 2nd International One Health Conference. University of Catania, September 27-28, 2022, Catania, (Italy).

University of California San Diego (UCSD), Preuss School, Tri Music Honor Society. San Diego California, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Recycling Protocol Workshop. August 2022. Fall 2022. Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carol, Vito Domenico, and Hwong Mercy. San Diego, California, USA (High School Workshop).

United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, Selected Satellite Activity. 2022. “From Trash 2 Treasure. Marine litter awareness by data. The case study of Imperial Beach, CA (April 30, 2022; 12-5 pm) and Dunga Beach, Kisumu, Kenya (May 7, 2022; 9 am-12 pm). Organizers: Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age, San Diego State University; The POLLY Foundation; Wins World (Connecting Generations); Jijenge Youth Organization (Change through involvement); Kisumu Environmental Champions; and Hubzine Italia, May 12, 2022, Vito Domenico, Maione Carol, Fernandez Gabriela, Paulette Mama, Ogalo Tom, and Didi Victor. Video, Germany (Seminar).

Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carol, and Derig T. 2022. “From Trash to Treasure Beach Cleanup. Localizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in San Diego County.” Organizers: Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, San Diego State University, Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age, and United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Saturday, April 30, 2022, 12:00-5:00 pm, Imperial Beach, (California).

SDSU San Diego Big Data Hackathon, Tackling Real-world challenges in Healthcare: Addressing real-world problems in healthcare using A.I. and Informatics, 2022 Big Data Hackathon for San Diego aims to promote Data Science and Big Data Analytics for both students and educators in southern CA, Themes: Artificial intelligence/machine learning; Mobile; Patient experience; Health disparities; and Privacy and security. Judges and Organizing Committee: Fernandez Gabriela, Nara Atshushi, Weiss Schmitz Amy, Pucher Cathy, Ko J. Kelly; Mentors: Tsou Ming-Hsiang, Tingting, Quo. Sponsor: Sharp HealthCare, Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age, ZIP Launchpad, and Sharp. Saturday, October 8, 2022, and Saturday, October 15, 2022, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA, (University – Hackathon).

International One Health Conference 2022 (UROH). A systemic approach to managing urban and natural resources. Organizers: Universita degli Studi di Catania; Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age, San Diego State University; Rete Italiana Medici Sentinella per l’ambiente (RIMSA); International Society of Doctors for Environment (ISDE); Societa Italiana di Medicina Ambientale (SIMA); Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR); Movimento Azzurro; Plastic Free. September 27-28, Catania, Italy (Organizing Committee, Scientific Committee, & Section Chair). Vito Domenico, Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carolet al., Catania, Italy (International Conference).

Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carol., Yang H., Zaballa Karenina., Bonnici Norbert., Carter Jarai., Spitzberg H. Brian., Jin C., Tsou Ming-Hsiang. 2022. “Social network analysis of Covid-19 sentiments: 10 metropolitan cities in Italy.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI.

Vito, Domenico, Fernandez, Gabriela., Maione, Carol,. 2022. “A toolkit guide to tackling and monitoring waste in coastal and island tourism regions.” Ecomondo Conference 2022. Rimini, Italy, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal (under review).

Zaballa, Karenina, Fernandez, Gabriela., Maione, Carol., Bonnici, Norbert., Carter, Jarai., Vito, Domenico., Tsou, Ming.-Hsiang. 2022. Social response to Covid-19 Smart Dashboard: The case study of 10 Italian Metropolitan Cities. Springer Special Issue of Sensors-MDPI Open Access Journal.

Zaballa Karenina, Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carol, Bonnici Norbert, Carter Jarai, Vito Domenico, Tsou Ming-Hsiang. 2022. Social response to Covid-19 Smart Dashboard: Proposal for case study. In: Aloulou, H., Abdulrazak, B., de Marasse-Enouf, A., Mokhtari, M (eds) Participative Urban Health and Healthy Aging in the Age of AI. International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics (ICOST) 2022. Particpative Urban Health and Healthy Aging in the Age of AI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 13287, (pp 154-165). Springer, Cham. DOI

Maione Carol and Fernandez Gabriela. 2022. “Sources and Pathways of Marine Litter: A Global Assessment of Plastic Pollution in Coastal and Island Regions.” In Joo, S. (Ed.), Assessing the Effects of Emerging Plastics on the Environment and Public Health, Chapter 1, (pp.1-27). IGI Global, Seoul, Korea DOI.

Maione Carol, Fernandez Gabriela, and Vito Domenico. 2022. “Detecting plastic pollution along the United States- Mexico border: multi-level monitoring using citizen science.” 7th International Marine Debris Conference, Citizen science approaches to monitor marine litter and micro-plastic, discussion, and case studies. September 18-23, 2022, Busan, Republic of Korea.

Fernandez Gabriela and Maione Carol. 2022. “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border using citizen science.” Metabolism of Cities Living Lab at San Diego State University. RE: Border Conference 2022. Sustainability and Innovation in the Cali Baja Transborder Region. November 14, 2022, San Diego, California, USA.

Vito, D., Lauriola, P., & D’Apice, C. (2022). The COVID-19 Pandemic: Reshaping Public Health Policy Response Envisioning Health as a Common Good. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(16), 9985.

Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carol, Yang Harrison, Zaballa Karenina, Bonnici Norbert, Carter Jarai, Tsou Ming-Hsiang. 2022. Covid-19 societal effects and perceptions: The case study of Italy. International One Health Conference 2022. A systemic approach to managing urban and natural resources. Catania, Italy, September 27-28, (Italy).

Zaballa Karenina, Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carol, Bonnici Norbert, Carter Jarai, Vito Domenico, Tsou Ming-Hsiang. 2022. “Social response to Covid-19 Smart Dashboard: Proposal for case study.” In: Aloulou, H., Abdulrazak, B., de Marasse-Enouf, A., Mokhtari, M (eds) Participative Urban Health and Healthy Aging in the Age of AI. International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics (ICOST) 2022. Participative Urban Health and Healthy Aging in the Age of AI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 13287, (pp 154-165). Springer, Cham, Paris France, DOI

Zaballa Karenina, Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carol, Bonnici Norbert, Carter Jarai, Vito Domenico, Tsou Ming-Hsiang. 2022. Social response to Covid-19 Smart Dashboard: Proposal for case study. In: Aloulou, H., Abdulrazak, B., de Marasse-Enouf, A., Mokhtari, M (eds) Participative Urban Health and Healthy Aging in the Age of AI. International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics (ICOST) 2022. Particpative Urban Health and Healthy Aging in the Age of AI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 13287, (pp 154-165). Springer, Cham. DOI

Maione Carol, Fernandez Gabriela, Vito Domenico. 2022. “Detecting plastic pollution along the US-Mexico Border: A multi-level monitoring approach” Capri Regatta 2022. Technology and Passion for a More Sustainable World Conference. Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Management, May 26-29, 2022, Capri, Naples, (Italy).

Vito Domenico, Maione Carol, Fernandez Gabriela, and Owiti Pauline. 2022. “Geopaparazzi-based participatory sensing tool used to monitor marine litter: from USA to Kenya.” Geomatics and Geospatial Technologies. Italian Conference on Geomatics and Geospatial Technologies #ASITA 2022 Conference, Communications in Computer and Information Science Series-CCIS, Geomatics for Green and Digital Transition, June 20-24, 2022, Genova, (Italy). 

Maione Carol, Fernandez, Gabriela., Vito Domenico. 2022. “Detecting plastic pollution along with the United States- Mexico border: multi-level monitoring using citizen science.” 7th International Marine Debris Conference, Citizen science approaches to monitor marine litter and micro-plastic; discussion and case studies. September 18-23, 2022, Busan, (Republic of Korea).

Maione Carol, Fernandez, Gabriela. 2022. “Sources, pathways, and drivers of plastic pollution.” In assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment and public health. Abstracts of 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution: Removal, Analysis, and Risk Assessment of Microplastics. October 28-29, 2021, University of Seoul, Hanyang University, South Korea, and Ministry of Environment and KEITI, South Korea, (Eds), Sunghee Joo, Hyunook Kim, Byoung-In Sang, IGI Global, DOI

Chima Harmit 2022. “Pollution widespread in disadvantaged communities in San Diego and Imperial County, CA: Measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.” San Diego State University 15th Annual Student Research Symposium 2022, Research and Innovation, Poster. San Diego, (California). 

Agrawal Aradhya. 2022. “Assessing plastic pollution in San Diego County’s port using satellite imagery.” San Diego State University 15th Annual Student Research Symposium 2022, Research and Innovation, Poster. San Diego, (California). 

Etaati Bita. 2022. “Pedestrian and bicycle safety in Chula Vista, CA,” One Health International Conference 2022, September 27-28, 2022, Poster, San Diego State University, San Diego, (California). The project is supported by the Safe-D Safety Through Disruption (Project Number: 06-011), University Transportation Centers Program, PI: Fernandez Gabriela, Jahangiri Arash, Ghanipoor-Machiani Sahar, Tsou Ming-Hsiang, Etaati Bita, and Mejia Christian. University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Etaati Bita. 2022. “Pedestrian and bicycle safety visualization in Chula Vista, CA.” International Conference on Sustainable Development 2022, 10th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), A Decade of ICSD. Poster. September 19-20, 2022. Columbia University, New York City, New York, September 21-22, 2022, (New York). 

Mohieddin Nasser. 2022. “End Poverty Dashboard: A Look into Homelessness and the SDGs in San Diego County, California.” International Conference on Sustainable Development 2022, 10th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), A Decade of ICSD. Poster. September 19-20, 2022. Columbia University, New York City, New York, September 21-22, 2022, (New York). 

Mohieddin Nasser. 2022. “End Poverty Dashboard: A look into homelessness and the SDGs in San Diego County, California.” San Diego State University 15th Annual Student Research Symposium 2022, March 4-5, 2022, Research and Innovation, Poster. San Diego, (California). 

Mohieddin Nasser. 2022. “End Poverty Dashboard: A look into homelessness and the SDGs in San Diego County, California.” ESRI User Conference 2022, July 11, 2022, Map Gallery. Educational Map. Poster, San Diego State University, San Diego, (California). 

Etaati Bita. 2022.Pedestrian and bicycle safety visualization in Chula Vista, CA,” ESRI User Conference 2022, July 11, 2022, Map Gallery. Educational Map. Poster, San Diego State University, San Diego, (California). The project is supported by the Safe-D Safety Through Disruption (Project Number: 06-011), University Transportation Centers Program, PI: Fernandez Gabriela, Jahangiri Arash, Ghanipoor-Machiani Sahar, Tsou Ming-Hsiang, Etaati Bita, and Mejia Christian (California).

Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carol, and Vito Domenico. 2022. “Tracking Microplastics and Marine Litter in the US-Mexico International Border.” Image Competition, ESRI User Conference, July 11-15, 2022, San Diego, (California), USA.

Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carol, Vito Domenico, Owiti Pauline. 2022. “Tracking microplastics and marine litter in Imperial Beach, California and Dunga Beach, Kenya, “ESRI User Conference 2022, July 11, 2022, Map Gallery. Educational Map. Poster, Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, San Diego State University, San Diego, (California).Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carol, and Vito Domenico. 2022. Tracking microplastics and marine litter in the US-Mexico international border. ESRI User Conference 2022, July 11, 2022, Map Gallery. Educational Map. Poster, Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, San Diego State University, San Diego, (California).

Fernandez G. and Maione C.. 2022. “How to apply to a University and Scholarships San Diego Refugee Tutoring, Make a difference in someone’s life. Make a difference in your life. Middle and High School Program, May 12, 2022, San Diego, (California). 

Fernandez Gabriela and Maione Carol. 2022. “Urban metabolism methodological tools 1st International Workshop, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, University of Mohamed Khider Biskra, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture, May 17-18, 2022, Biskra, Algeria, (Africa). 

Fernandez G., Maione C., Vito D., 2022. “From Trash to Treasure. Imperial Beach, CA Protocol Recycling Workshop.” University of California San Diego, Preuss School, Tri Music Honor Society. April 26, 2022, San Diego, (California).

Fernandez Gabriela and Vito Domenico, 2022, The importance of good data Analysis for SDGs compliance , XLI GNB Summer School, Bioengineering for Sustainable Development, Brixen 12-15 September 2022 (Italy)

Safe-D National University Transportation Center (UTC) – “Evaluating the Safe Routes to School (SR2S) transportation program in socially vulnerable communities in San Diego County, California.” PI: Fernandez Gabriela.; Co-PI’s Machiani Ghanipoor Sahar., Jahangiri Arash, Tsou Ming-Hsiang.; Researcher(s): Etaati Bita. and Mejia Christian. San Diego State University, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, and Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Total Amount: $376,000 Project Number: 06-011| Date: January 15, 2022-June 6, 2023 (17 months).

2021

Fernandez, G. and Maione, C., 2021. “Environmental Education and its implications on Marine Pollution Management.” From Trash to Treasure, Climathon, MOC-LLAB, HubZine, EIT Climate-KIC, El Astillero (Nicaragua), October 30-31, 2021.

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., Zaballa, K., Bonnici, N., Spitzberg, B. H., McKew, J., Carter, J., Yang, H., Bonora, F., Ghodke, S. S., Jin, C., De Ocampo, R., Kepner, W., Tsou, M-H., 2021. “The Geography of Covid-19 Spread in Italy Using Social Media and Geospatial Data Analytics.” The International Journal of Intelligence, Security, and Public Affairs, Special Issue: Infodemiology, CFP, Routledge, DOI.

Voskoboinick V., Khomicky V., Voskoboinyk O., Ostroverkh, V. A, Tereshchenko L., Fernandez G.. 2021. “Vortex and jet flow near the pile group of three-row grillage” (under review).

Maione, C., Fernandez, G., under press. “Sources, pathways, and drivers of plastic pollution.” In assessing the effects of emerging plastics on the environment and public health.” Abstracts of 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution: Removal, Analysis, and Risk Assessment of Microplastics. October 28-29, 2021, University of Seoul, Hanyang University, South Korea, and Ministry of Environment and KEITI, (South Korea), (Eds), Sunghee Joo, Hyunook Kim, Byoung-In Sang, IGI Global, DOI.

Maione, C., Fernandez, G. (2021). “Plastic Detection using a multi-method approach: Comparative case studies from coastal tourism sites.” In Joo, S., Kim, H. and Sang, B-I. (Eds.), Abstracts of 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution: Removal, Analysis, and Risk Assessment of Microplastics (pp. 23-27). AIJR, Seoul, (South Korea), DOI.

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., Zaballa, K., Bonnici, N., Spitzberg, B. H., Carter, J., Yang, H., McKew, J., Bonora, F., Ghodke, S. S., Jin, C., De Ocampo, R., Kepner, W., Tsou, M-H., 2021. “Sentiment analysis of social media response and spatial distribution patterns on the Covid-19 outbreak: The case study of Italy.” In Tsou, M-H. and A. Nara (Eds.), Empowering human dynamics research with social media and geospatial data analytics (pp.167-184). Springer Nature, Cham, DOI.

Maione, C., Fernandez, G., Vito, D. 2021. “Ocean Metabolism: A Toolkit Guide to Tackling and Monitoring Waste in Coastal and Island Tourism Regions.” 2nd Ocean Observers Workshop, Euro-Argo RISE H2020 European Union, November 29-December 1, 2021.

Maione, C., Fernandez, G. 2021. “Plastic detection using a multi-method approach: Comparative case studies from coastal tourism sites.” 1st International Symposium on Plastic Pollution, Post Plastic, University of Seoul, Seoul (South Korea), November 22, 2021.

Vito, D., Fernandez, G., Maione, C. 2021. “A Toolkit Guide to Tackling and Monitoring Waste in Coastal and Island Tourism Regions.” Ecomondo 2021, Italian Exhibition Group, Rimini (Italy), October 26-29, 2021.

Fernandez G., Maione C., Chima H., Yang H., and Shaker Y. 2021. “Localizing the SDGs by strengthening diversity and deliberation in climate adaptation planning in southern California and the Baja California Mexico region.” Hispanic Heritage Month, SDSN-USA, New York City, (New York), October 6, 2021.

Fernandez G., Maione C., Chima H., Yang H., and Shaker Y. 2021. “Localizing the SDGs by strengthening diversity and deliberation in climate adaptation planning in southern California and the Baja California Mexico region.” Hispanic Heritage Month, SDSN-USA, New York City, (New York), October 6, 2021.

Vito, D., Maione, C., Fernandez, G., Schiavo, R. 2021 “Monitoring Marine Litter through participatory GIS: case studies and lessons learned.” FOSS4G 2021, Buenos Aires (Argentina), September 27-October 3, 2021.

Zaballa, K., Fernandez, G., Maione, C., Yang, H., Bonnici, Carter, J., Tsou, M.-H. 2021. “Social network analysis of Covid-19 sentiments: The case study of 10 metropolitan cities in Italy.” Urban Resilience and One Health, Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy), September 21-23, 2021.

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., Yang, H., Zaballa, K., Bonnici, Carter, J., Spitzberg, B., Chanwoo, J., Tsou, M.-H. 2021. “COVID-19 societal effects and perceptions: Comparing cases from California, USA and Italy.” Urban Resilience and One Health, Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy), September 21-23, 2021.

Yang, H., Fernandez, G., Maione, C., Zaballa, K., Bonnici, Carter, J., Tsou, M.-H. 2021. “COVID-19 societal effects and perceptions: Comparing cases from California, USA and Italy.” 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York (New York), September 20-21, 2021.

Zaballa, K., Fernandez, G., Maione, C., Yang, H., Bonnici, Carter, J., Tsou, M.-H. 2021.“Social Response to COVID-19 Smart Dashboard: The case study of 10 Italian Metropolitan Cities.” 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York (New York), September 20-21, 2021.

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., Zaballa, K., Yang, H., Bonnici, Carter, J., Spitzberg, B., Jin, C., Tsou, M.-H. 2021. “Social network analysis of Covid-19 sentiments: The case study of 10 metropolitan cities in Italy.” 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York (New York), September 20-21, 2021.

Maione, C., Fernandez, G., Vito D. 2021. “Exploring plastic and microplastic detection using a multi-model approach: The case study of Southern California-Baja California region.” ASITA Conference 2021, (Italy), July 9, 2021.

Maione C. and Fernandez G., 2021. “La Plastica nel Mare: Verso un’Economia Circolare?” Legambiente Pollino, Legambiente, Calabria, (Italy), August 5, 2021 (Italian).

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., Chima, H., Shaker, Y., Yang, H. “Localizing the SDGs by Strengthening Diversity & Deliberation in Climate Adaptation Planning in Southern California & the Baja California Mexico Region.” Hispanic Heritage Month, SDSN-USA, New York City (New York), October 6, 2021.

Fernandez G., Maione M., Yang H., Zaballa K., Bonnici N., Carter J., Spitzberg B., Jin C., Tsou M.H. 2021. “Social network analysis of Covid-19 sentiments: The case study of 10 metropolitan cities in Italy.” The 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development 2021 (ICSD), Research for Impact: A Sustainable and Inclusive Planet. September 20-21, 2021, Columbia University. (New York), USA.
Yang H., Fernandez G., Maione C., Zaballa K., Bonnici N., Carter J., Tsou M.H. 2021. “Covid-19 societal effects and perceptions: The case study of Italy. The 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development 2021 (ICSD), Research for Impact: A Sustainable and Inclusive Planet. September 20-21, 2021, Columbia University. (New York), USA.

Astic, S., Maione, C., Fernandez, G., Vito, D., 2021. Global stakeholders’ consultation “The lifecycle of plastics and human rights”. In the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) (Eds.), Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights, DOI.

SDSU Division of Research and Innovation (DRI), Funding for SDSU Research Centers and Institutes Funding Proposal for the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (Three Pilot Projects). Pilot Project #1: Assessing Covid-19 Vaccine Beliefs and Resistance in San Diego County; Pilot Project #2: Metabolism of Cities Living Lab – Sustainable Development Goals Tracking Dashboard; Pilot Project #3: Human Mobility Change during Covid-19 outbreaks in San Diego, June 25, 2021, Project #1: PI: Martinez L.; Co-PI: Tsou M. H. and Oren E. (12 months). Project #2: PI: Fernandez G.; Co-PI: Tsou M. H. (24 months). Project #3: PI: Nara A; Co-PI: Tsou M. H. and Gibbons J. (24 months). Total Amount: $40,000.

Contreras T., Fernandez G. Chapman J., Singleton C., Riggins T., Campbell R., Sanders N. 2021. Harvard University, “ComSciConcepts 2021: Combatting Covid-19 with Black Communities,” Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (HDMA) San Diego State University (San Diego, California); Harvard University Quantum Initiative in Science and Engineering (Boston, Massachusetts), Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts), University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia), Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan), and Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, New Hampshire). June 2, 2021, Total Amount: $2,500.

2020

Voskoboinyk O., Tereshchenko L., Voskoboinick V., Fernandez G., Voskoboinick A., Redaelli A., Beniamino F. G., Lucherini F. 2020. “Statistical characteristics of flow field through open and semi-closed bileaflet mechanical heart valve.” SciMedicine Journal 2(4):184-196, DOI.

Liu B., Shi Y., Li D.J., Wang Y. D., Fernandez G., Tsou M. H. 2020. “An Economic Development Evaluation Based on the OpenStreetMap Road Network Density: The Case Study of 85 Cities in China.” ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 2020, 9(9):517, DOI.

Liu B., Liu X., Li D., Shi Y., Fernandez G., Wang Y.. “A vector line simplification algorithm based on the Douglas-Peucker Algorithm, Monotonic Chains and Dichotomy.” ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2020, 9(4):251, DOI.

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., 2020. “Urban Metabolism and Minority Pulse: An Education and Awareness Campaign Targeting Minority Groups.” In Nhamo, G., and Mjimba, V. (Eds.), Sustainable Development Goals and Institutions of Higher Education (pp.61-69). Springer, Cham. DOI.

Fernandez, G., Khalique, U., Maione, C., Abbasrizvi, A. 2020. “Comparative analysis of energy management and consumption in light of sustainability agendas.” 14th Environmental Conference for Doctoral Students, Tsinghua University, Beijing (China), October 18-21, 2020.

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., Zaballa, K. “Fighting the Pandemic with Big Data: The case of Italy.” OneHealth for All: Technologies at the service of OneHealth for All, 24 Hours of Reality, Milan, (Italy), October 12, 2020.

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., 2020. “Urban Metabolism and Minority Pulse Campaign (UMMP): An educational approach to help children make informed decisions on sustainability issues.” 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York (New York), September 21-22, 2020.

Maione, C. and Fernandez G. 2020. “Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals: Education campaigns on Sustainable Development, Resource Consumption, and Plastic Pollution.” Climate Change Symposium MI2020, Climate Reality Europe Team Italy, Milan (Italy), January 15, 2020.

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., Zaballa, K., Carter, J., Yang, H., Bonnici, N. “Fighting Covid-19 with Big Data: Case Study from Italy.” Covid-19 Innovation for Re-Action, HubZine, Milan, (Italy), November 3, 2020.

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., Zaballa, K. “Fighting the Pandemic with Big Data: The case of Italy.” OneHealth for All: Technologies at the service of OneHealth for All, 24 Hours of Reality, Milan, (Italy), October 12, 2020.

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., Yang, H. “Metabolism of Cities Living Lab.” Climate Social Forum, Milan, (Italy), December 14-20, 2020.

Maione, C., Fernandez, G. “Environmental Education and its implications on Marine Pollution Management.” Youth Capacity Building Webinar, Working Group on Marine Litter & Microplastics, U.N. Environment Programme, U.N. Major Group for Children & Youth, October 9, 2020 (Online).

Maione C. and Fernandez G. 2020. “The outbreak of Covid-19 in Italy: fighting the pandemic, Urban Metabolism of Cities and Minority Pulse: An education and awareness campaign targeting minority groups and Life Cycle Assessment overview and system boundaries.” TU Empower Africa, Technical University of Munich, Munich, (Germany), October 7, 2020. 

Fernandez, G., Maione, C. “The Outbreak of COVID-19 in Italy: Fighting the Pandemic.” COVID-19 International Impacts and Response, Department of Geography, San Diego State University (California), August 24, 2020.

Maione, C., Fernandez, G., Astic, S., Vito, D., Zakour, C., Oberhauser, T., Srivastava, Y., 2020. “Position Paper on Marine Litter and Microplastics.” UNEP Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY). https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ue_8F1_3dSQ8Syjijc4rCylmdflVO1nULzASxK9Sgew/edit

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., 2020. “Metabolism of Cities. Multiplicity, Urban Metabolism and Minority Pulse.” Architectonic: Innovation for our future cities, Magazine Volume 1, (pp.48-51).

Maione C., Fernandez G., Astic S., Vito D., Zakour C., Oberhauser T., Srivastava Y,. 2020. “UNEP, MGCY Position Paper on Marine Litter and Microplastics.” United Nations Environment Program – Major Group for Children and Youth Working Group, DOI.

2019

IN.TENSION Exhibition, The 6th TensiNet Symposium – Softening Habitats: Sustainable Innovations in Minimal Mass Structures and Lightweight Architectures, #TS2019 Symposium, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture, Built Environment, and Construction Engineering (ABC), TensiNet, TextilesHub, June 3-5, 2019. The exhibition present cutting-edge projects, techniques, and materials that have recently been implemented in the field of tensile architecture and have the potential to change the construction and lifespan of membrane structures to a more sustainable built environment. Coordinators and Organizers: Kolo Elpiza, Monticelli Carol, Zanelli Alessandra, Fernandez Gabriela, and Cantini Anna, Exhibition and Prototypes, Milan, Italy

Bettignies Y., Meirelles J., Fernandez G., Meinherz F., Hoekman P., Athanassiadis A., and Bouillard P. 2019. “The scale-dependent behavior of cities: a cross-cities, multiscale driver analysis of urban energy use.” Sustainability. 2019, 11(12):3246, DOI.

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., 2019. “Localizing the SDGs through tailored-based training solutions targeting students and academics.” IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 296(2019), 012050, pp.1-10. DOI.

Hoekman, P., Athanassiadis, A., Meirelles J., Meinherz F., Fernandez G., and Bettignies C. Y. “The Global Urban Metabolism Database.” Figshare. Dataset, DOI.

Fernandez G., Morichi G., and Bandeira C. L. 2019. “Exploring fog harvesting nature-based solution tensile membrane structures towards sustainable development in the Italian urban context.” TensiNet Symposium, Softening the Habitats: Sustainable Innovation in Minimal Mass Structures and Lightweight Architectures. Soft Environments and Softening Architecture. Politecnico di Milano, Milan, (Italy), June 3-5, Taylor and Francis Group. Architectural Engineering and Design Management. Maggioli SpA, DOI.

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., 2019. “SDGs VR-Play for KIDS: An education experience on locally sustainable solutions using virtual reality to target vulnerable children.” 7th International Conference on Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York (New York), September 24-25, 2019.

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., 2019. “Localizing the SDGs through tailored-based training solutions targeting students and academics.” SBE19 – Resilient Built Environment for Sustainable Mediterranean Countries, Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy), September 3-6, 2019.

Fernandez, G., Maione, C., 2019. “SDGs VRPlay for KIDS: Children education on metabolism solutions using virtual reality.” 10th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, Tsinghua University, Beijing (China), July 7-11, 2019.

Fernandez G., Carolin B., Hoekman P. 2019. “MultipliCity and SDGs: Community management and engagement platform.” International Conference on Sustainable Development 2019 (ICSD), Sustainable Development Solutions Network 7th ICSD Good Practice: Models, Partnerships, and Capacity Building for the SDGs. Columbia University, (New York), September 24-25, 2019.

Fernandez G.and Maione C. 2019 “Metabolism of Cities: Multiplicity, Urban Metabolism and Minority Pulse.” Architectonic Networking 2019: Innovation for our Future Cities Conference, Parametricos Publications, Volume 1, 2020, (pp. 48-51), Kalavasos, (Cyprus), September 2019.

Fernandez G., Morichi G., Calixto B. L. 2019. “Exploring fog harvesting in Europe: Characteristics and guidelines for a sustainable city model.” 3rd LeNSin, the International Learning Network on Sustainability Conference 2019. Design for Sustainable Materials-Energy. April 3-5, 2019 (pp. 1161-1165). Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, (Mexico) and Politecnico di Milano, Milan, (Italy). 

Fernandez G., Morichi G., and Bandeira C. L. 2019. “Fog harvesting for Urban Environments. 10th International Conference on Sustainable Development 2019 (ICSD). Sustainable Development Solutions Network 7th ICSD Good Practice: Models, Partnerships, and Capacity Building for the SDGs. Poster. Columbia University, September 24-25, 2019, (New York), USA.

Fernandez G., Maione C. 2019. “SDGs VR-Play for Kids: Children education on metabolism solutions using virtual reality.” 10th International Society of Industrial Ecology (ISIE), Industrial Ecology for Eco- Civilization, Poster. Tsinghua University, School of Environment, July 7-11, 2019, Beijing, (China).

Fernandez G. 2019. “Exploring urban metabolism typologies: the case study of the Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy.” 10th International Society of Industrial Ecology (ISIE), Industrial Ecology for Eco- Civilization, Poster. Tsinghua University, School of Environment, July 7-11, 2019, Beijing, (China).

Hoekman P., Fernandez G., Athanassiadis, A., and Bettignies C. Y., Bellstedt C. 2019. “Urban Metabolism in Policy and Practice: Beijing, China Seminar Series.” 10th International Society of Industrial Ecology 2019 (ISIE), Metabolism of Cities, and Industrial Ecology for Eco-civilization, at Tsinghua University, School of Environment, July 6, 2019, Beijing, China. This series is funded by the Urban Studies Foundation Seminar Series Award. Metabolism of Cities organized a 3-part seminar series in 2019 in the cities of Cape Town (South Africa), Beijing, (China), and Brussels, (Belgium). Total: 20,000 Euros.

2018

2017

Polimi 4 the SDGs Exhibition.” Sponsored: Politecnico di Milano, Ecology Club. Coordinators and Organizers: Fernandez Gabriela, Maione Carol et al., June 15, 2017, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Milan, (Italy).

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