05/14 at 09:48 PM
The Global ARC played a prominent role as a broker between the community and univesity in a large scale field study exercise. 180 students in UC San Diego's Urban Studies and Planning (USP) Program surveyed over 800 vacant lots in Southeast San Diego, City Heights, Golden Hill, and Mid-City Eastern. With help from the Global ARC, Victory Gardens and UCSD faculty and graduate teaching assistants, the students organized themselves into 3-6 person teams to cover the 23 neighborhoods. Out of lots they surveyed (with professional guidance in site suitability analysis) the students identified lots deemed the best candidates for community gardens, according to carefully specified criteria and field observations. Each team produced a report, the findings of which are being shared with community partners. With input from the Global ARC on how to make this data most useful to community groups, the San Diego Supercomputer Center is creating a data visualizatin and mapping tool.
04/23 at 11:39 AM
The Global ARC presented at a Project New Village event, Sat. April 21, 2012, in celebration of Cesar E. Chavez. To learn more see: http://www.theglobalarc.org/images/uploads/cecitinerary.jpg
To download the ppt shown by The Global ARC at the Project New Village celebration, click here
To access the Vacant Lot Survey, click here.
10/31 at 05:04 AM
Video documenary produced by Source 44, LLC in collaboration with UC San Diego (Urban Studies and Planning Program, Keith Pezzoli and Students), San Diego Unified School District (Vanessa Zajfen), The Global Action Research Center, and local farmers. The documentary highlights the findings of a Farm-to-School Carbon Footprint Analysis conducted in Valley Center, California. The study assessed the carbon footprint of locally grown organic oranges that are also provided as a part of a local Farm-to-School program. The analysis provides insights into on-site energy usage and routes of delivery vehicles for transportation. The data was shared with the local farm to assist the management team in finding energy savings. To learn more: Source 44 article .
04/01 at 03:57 PM
April 16, 2011, Calit2 Auditorium, UC San Diego
09/21 at 06:55 PM
On Sept. 21, 2010, The Global ARC director, Keith Pezzoli, met with Hannah Cohen, the leader of Sustainable San Diego in downtown San Diego. Topics of discussion included the vision, values and agenda of the new Sustainable San Diego group. Also discussed were how UCSD and The Global ARC can play a supportive role in the Sustainable San Diego initiative. For more info about Sustainable San Diego, see: http://sustainablesandiego.org/ContactUs.htm
A brochure describing Sustainable San Diego’s “platforms” (social equity, land use and housing, health, transportation) is on their web site at: http://sustainablesandiego.org/AboutUs.htm