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SDSU’s US-Mexico Sustainable Development Goals Tracking Dashboard

Location: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA and Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico

The SDSU United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Tracking Dashboard is a data-driven initiative lead by the Metabolism of Cities Living Lab in collaboration with the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in Mexico. The dashboard supports the tracking and monitoring of the UN Global Goals by 2030 in cities along the US and Mexico international border. By strengthening diversity and deliberation in climate adaptation planning while ensuring ‘No One is Left Behind.

The SDSU United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Tracking Dashboard is an interactive visualization tool to monitor, track, and forecast cities’ social, environmental, and economic indicators to localize the SDGs in southern California (San Diego County and Imperial County), and the Baja California Mexico region (Tijuana, Mexicali, and Tecate). The dashboard is an initiative that provides a visual representation of a city’s performance by SDG to identify priorities for action. The dashboard contains data on changes over time in SDG indicators, the future of the SDGs amidst Covid-19, (rankings, interactive map, city profiles, data explorer, key messages, and downloads). Good quality data and clear metrics are critical for each city to take stock of where it stands on the SDGs, devise pathways for achieving the goals, and track progress. Disseminate best practices rapidly, strengthen financing mechanisms for cities, address hotspot areas in need, and ensure social protection and transparency across vulnerable populations with no access to resources, data, services, and human rights.


Designed and developed by Harmit Chima (MS Big Data Analytics and Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, US); Supervised: Dr. Gabriela Fernandez (Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, US), Carol Maione (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Dustin Harrison (Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, US); Researchers: Nasser Mohieddin (Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, US), Dr. Alma Beatriz Navarro (Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico), Dr. Domenico Vito (Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and United Nations Environmental Program Major Group for Children and Youth, Belgium) and Sonja Neve (United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network-United States of America, US).