Geography Colloquium Series Presents: Dr. Gabriela Fernandez, San Diego State University, Department of Geography, California: Metabolism of Cities: Localizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.


Join us at the Geography Colloquium Series at San Diego State University, in San Diego, California on December 6, 2019, at 3:30-4:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) as Dr. Gabriela Fernandez discusses the latest research at Metabolism of Cities. Dr. Fernandez will present "Metabolism of Cities: Localizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Community Management and Engagement  Platform.

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San Diego State University, Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age

Metabolism of Cities (MOC) (registered in Brussels, Belgium) is an open-source, community management, and engagement platform with the aim to group together tools, publications, and data related to urban metabolism studies. To examine patterns and trends in urban resource use, waste generation, and pollution across the globe. Urban metabolism studies vary widely in terms of scope, methodology, choice of indicators, and research aims to identify urban metabolic patterns across different cities. The presentation will provide an overview of the work developed by the Metabolism of Cities using urban metabolism methodologies, resource management education, and social campaigns to help cities localize the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The goal is to facilitate an articulated set of tools to support local stakeholders and their networks, under the leadership of local, regional, and national governments. By pointing out the best practices that are reliable and replicable in order to efficiently design, implement, and monitor policies through data management and engagement. Platform: |

Dr. Gabriela Fernandez completed her Ph.D. in Urban Planning, Design, and Policy in the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies at Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. In 2015, she was a Ph.D. Visiting Student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Architecture, Building Technology, Urban Metabolism Group. Fernandez’s research focuses on urban metabolism ideologies and material flow analysis of metropolitan cities. Identifying urban typologies and socioeconomic indicators in the urban context while promoting urban metabolism public policy. Fernandez is Co-founder and Researcher at the Metabolism of Cities, a non-profit organization registered in Brussels, Belgium with data, tools, and publications related to urban metabolism studies. Fernandez received her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Public Administration with an emphasis in City Planning and a Master of City Planning from the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University (SDSU). Fernandez is an Adjunct Faculty and Researcher in the Department of Geography at San Diego State University and Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (HDMA) in San Diego, California.   

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Metabolism of Cities Team don't forget to check us out on our platform. We are looking for bright-minded women and men professionals who are interested to develop research on urban metabolism.