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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 11pt; margin-bottom: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #030303; background-color: #f9f9f9; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Urban Metabolism and Minorities</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 11pt; margin-bottom: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The section was first developed by </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Dr. Fernandez</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Carol Maione</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> to help cities localize the </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> in support of underrepresented minority groups as a part of the SDGs </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">#Leave no one behind</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> - motto (UN, 2015). The goal is to facilitate an articulated set of tools to support local stakeholders and their network, under the leadership of local, regional, and national governments. By pointing out the best practices that are reliable and replicate in order to efficiently design, implement, and monitor policies, through data management and engagement.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 11pt; margin-bottom: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #030303; background-color: #f9f9f9; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In 2015, nearly two hundred countries came together to fight climate change by adopting a fully global climate treaty known as the SDGs. Moreover, accessible material consumption education, resource management awareness campaigns, and economic inclusion will become all the more important due to current and ongoing climate change. The </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Urban Metabolism and Minority Pulse Campaign</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> was launched in 2017 at the </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Politecnico di Milano</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Department of Architecture and Urban Studies</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> in Milan, Italy. Since 2017 our research has been expanded across the world with collaborations with the </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities (GIREC</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">), universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local governments, and more collaborators around the world. </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Our research focuses on developing education and awareness campaigns on minority groups such as people with disabilities, homeless people, refugees, students and academics, women, LGBTI+ members, disadvantaged children, and the elderly in need</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. Our research on urban metabolism and minority groups continues to expand and spread across the world.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 11pt; margin-bottom: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In expanding awareness, our work has appeared in several social media outlets, and news articles. We have presented and developed a number of seminars, tools, guidelines, toolkits, book chapters, workshops, presentations, and collaborations at the Politecnico di Milano </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Festival of Sustainable Development</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> (</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Festival dello Sviluppo Sostenibile</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">) and </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">POLI SDG Lab</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">SDSN Youth</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, (Milan, Italy), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">: the space for children and youth in the UN (Geneva, Switzerland), </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Sustainability and Development Initiative Conference</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">/</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Workshop</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">), University of Michigan, School of Environment and Sustainability (Michigan, USA), </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Parametricos: Future Cities: Architectonic Seminar</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> (</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Kalavasos, Cyprus</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">), Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), The Earth Institute, The Global Master's in Development Practice (MDP), and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), Columbia University,</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">(</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">2019</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">), (</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">2018</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">), </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">(New York, USA)</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">,  </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">SBE19 - Resilient Built Environment for Sustainable Mediterranean Countries</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, Politecnico di Milano, (</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Milan, Italy</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">), </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Science and Human Rights Coalition Conference (AAAS)</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, Science, Technology, and Human Rights, (Washington, D.C., USA), </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Geography Colloquium Series at San Diego State University, Department of Geography</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> (San Diego, California), </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Local Governments for Sustainability World Congress (ICLEI)</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), (Montreal, Canada), International Society of Industrial Ecology Conference (ISIE), Industrial Ecology for Eco-Civilization, Tsinghua University, School of Environment (Beijing, China), </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">SDGs Education, Climate Change Symposium MI2020</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Climate Reality Europe Team Italy</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, #CCSMI2020 (</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Educazione agli SDGs, Climate Change Symposium MI2020</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">) (Milan, Italy), </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, (</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Milan, Italy</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">), and more. </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 11pt; margin-bottom: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Projects</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 11pt; margin-bottom: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">New Book (2020): Please check out our newest research"</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Sustainable Development Goals and Institutions of Higher Education</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">" see our study entitled </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Urban Metabolism and Minority Pulse: An education and awareness campaign targeting minority groups</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. The book focuses on curriculum and learning matters, research and development as well as community engagement. Case studies detail the integration of SDGs in academic and professional development, new approaches to implementing sustainability science instruction, improvements in teaching practices to enhance teacher competence, and responsible management education towards under-representative groups. Additional focus is placed on the alignment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in higher education with the other goals, emphasizing technological innovation for improved human health and environmental management, and climate change policies and action plans (ISSN: 2523-3092). </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 11pt; margin-bottom: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="border: none; display: inline-block; overflow: hidden; width: 306px; height: 434px;"><img style="margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px;" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/ql7pj_TGt2kPrlMaP0LGiQjQFHkB3EG3CbwPBn1RT_bqZtdvPjxbPO7qI1ZpJfy9cEd39ldTwzQbIjBWM-l6bRaUL468hLZY_cOg5nJg2FxqWThUPBPsrn7wABLbYUa7TNjkyglX" width="306" height="434" /></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 11pt; margin-bottom: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: #f9f9f9; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Urban Metabolism Policy Toolkit for Climate Adaptation and Civic Engagement at the City Level</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #030303; background-color: #f9f9f9; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) Report. This toolkit aims to (inform, consult, involve, collaborate, and diffuse/regulate) to connect local government leaders and climate adaptation experts to connect and discuss the challenges facing urban environments around the globe concerning under-representative groups. In the context of supporting cities in integrating environmental concerns into local policy such as the development of methodologies and standards to measure, verify, and report city environmental data. This report is developed for anyone who is interested in urban metabolism studies who want to understand, assess, and take action on climate change advocacy activities and economic inclusion at the city level. Specifically, targeted to the needs of advocates and allied professionals that advocate for minorities in developing and developed countries where the challenges of planning for climate change are particularly high. The guide’s strategic, values-based planning framework promotes a participatory planning process that integrates local participation and good decision making as it provides practical tools for addressing climate change through different urban planning processes that supports the mainstreaming of climate change actions into other city government policy instruments. The urban metabolism educational campaign platform features a replicability toolkit and step-by-step methodology structured to facilitate awareness on resource management, community engagement, city planning, and environmental design targeting the unheard minority voices of society to provide knowledge exchange between municipal governments, educational institutions, and community-based organizations. Our goal is to create and guide city assessment analysis to help cities identify best practices globally that can empower all citizens from different language paths worldwide to create sustainable changes in their urban environment.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 11pt; margin-bottom: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #030303; background-color: #f9f9f9; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="border: none; display: inline-block; overflow: hidden; width: 595px; height: 842px;"><img style="margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px;" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/TE597uDrNoXFXDw66AMP_bMO4IbeFaE2VhrDINLM7bEMIrUlVfswnC7OSLoCU2U2ZrMAegMtSrGh0H9gn_difxrjBLViIBvSxn706nAuv9SZ-f5J7nqpTYHOpVi6RYqXeoNSEiT2" width="595" height="842" /></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 11pt; margin-bottom: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you are interested in joining our research on urban metabolism and minorities. Please get in touch with Dr. Gabriela Fernandez at </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">gfernandez2@sdsu.edu</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> or Carol Maione at </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">cmaione@umich.edu</span>.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 11pt; margin-bottom: 11pt;"> </p>