The Bioregional Center is involved in a growing number of local, state-wide, national and international projects. Read more about them below. 

Community gardening in San Diego.

In this San Diego-based project, we analyze the relationship between the informal economy, community gardens and healthy food options.

A model depicting in the Encanto community in Southeast San Diego.

In this project, the Water Quality Scenario Planning Model is used to compare scenarios with two different types of multi-family residential development, using two different approaches to stormwater mitigation.

Social justice for equity in education.

The purpose of this campaign is to build a common agenda among the refugee/immigrant communities and then coordinate the advocating for this agenda within the existing structures of the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).

Girls planting seeds for a community garden.

The Young Innovator Project is designed to engage youth to work in partnership with adults addressing the food, water and energy trilemma challenging our society.

Yard sale in City Heights, San Diego.

In the Informal Economy in City Heights project, we evaluated the breadth and depth of informal economic activity in this San Diego, California, community.

Sharing knowledge with community members.

The Life Course Scholars (LCS) program is an innovative, place-based, educational and experiential project meant to foster intergenerational connections, as well as collaborative learning around health, urban planning and design, communication and strategies to create livable communities for all.

A welcome mural at OVGG.

This project connects scientists from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography with the Global ARC and local residents at the Ocean View Growing Grounds in a collaborative effort to share new findings about the community-led garden’s soil, plants

A still from A Movement Push Toward Healthy Eating by Michelle Macaraeg.

Undergraduate students create short films and informative posters that engage local communities while informing viewers about science and sustainability issues. 

Going global with suitability mapping tools.

The Bioregional Center is developing an analytical tool that will allow planners and community stakeholders to identify sites within an urban neighborhood that are most suitable for a variety of different types of urban agriculture (UA) uses.

A rendering of the Agriculture Suitability Mapping Demonstration project in southeast San Diego.

The Bioregional Center is conducting an evaluation of the suitability of vacant and underdeveloped sites in the southeast San Diego community for various types of urban agriculture (UA) uses. 

An overview of project site and mitigation site options.

We have developed a neighborhood-scale analytical model that enables us to evaluate the relationship between various types of urban land uses and the estimated volume of stormwater discharged into the existing stormwater-collection system.

Youth Scholar Activist outing to Torrey Pines State Park.

The Youth Scholar Activist (YSA) Program unites high school students from San Diego with UC San Diego undergraduates for collaborative learning, critical analysis, leadership development and activities that promote social and environmental justice across local and international communities.