Publications, Reports, and Theses


Benitez, A., Villavicencio, J., Barlow, J., & Chowdhury, Z. (2019). Assessing city-wide air quality measurements in San Diego County: A multi-year collaboration between local city governments, community partners, and a university. Journal of Sustainability Education, 19, 1-20.


Barlow, J.A. (2018). The Sage Project: Community Engagement for Sustainable Cities. Experience Magazine: Practice and Theory, 2, 97-117.


Welsh, M. (2017). “We are humans first”: Expanding learning outcomes in an undergraduate research methods course through an experiential learning project on homelessness. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 1-22.

Larco, N., Schlossberg, M., & Barlow, J.A. (2017). EPA tools to support local decision making: Leveraging the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities (EPIC) Network. United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory. EPA Contract: PR-ORD-15-01727.

Haight, K., Lawless, V., Yip, C., Chowdhury, Z., & Johm, F. (2017). Guiding principles for climate action planning; Mitigation and adaptation strategies for climate change in Lemon Grove, CA, USA. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).


Brennan, K. R. (2016). Noise level measurements and National City residents' attitudes towards that noise. Unpublished doctoral project, San Diego State University - University of California, San Diego.

McKinstry, J. (2016). Bikeshare and Transit in National City, CA: Implications for Climate Change, the Economy, and Public Policy. Unpublished master's thesis, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.  


Cao, M. N. (2015). Future growth of organic solar cells in the building integrated photovoltaic market. Unpublished master's thesis, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.  

Penunuri, C. (2015). Craft brewing industry in review: Economic development practices in San Diego and Vista. Capstone project in public administration, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.  





Patrón-Soberano, K., Welsh, M., Appleyard, B., Flanigan, S., James, M., & Barlow, J. (2019, April). University-municipal partnerships and the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities (EPIC-N) Model. Panel presented at the Western Social Science Association Conference 2019, San Diego, CA.


Barlow, J., Flanigan, S., Welsh, M., Abdel-Samad, M., Patrón-Soberano, K., Combiths, P., & Appleyard, B. (2018, July). Matching local government sustainability goals with university capacity: The EPIC Model. Panel presented at the2018 Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management International Conference, Mexico City.

Barlow, J., & Abram, T. (2018, June). The Sage Project: Climate Action Planning for Lemon Grove. Invited presentation at the 2018 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, Santa Barbara, CA.

Lawless, V., Yip, C., Haight, K., Chowdhury, Z., & Barlow, J. (2018, March). Application of the UN-Toolkit to shape climate mitigation and adaptation strategies in Lemon Grove, CA, USA. Presented at the 2018 San Diego State University Student Research Symposium, San Diego.

Yip, C., Lawless, V., Chowdhury, Z., & Barlow, J. (2018, March). Amendment and adaptation of UN-Toolkit to San Diego State University’s Climate Action Plan: The world’s first. Poster presented at the 2018 San Diego State University Student Research Symposium, San Diego.


Barlow, J.A., Patrón Soberano, K. et al. (2017, April). San Diego State University – The Sage Project: Community Engagement for Sustainable Cities. Institutional showcase presented at the Western Association of Schools and Colleges 2017 Academic Resource Conference, San Diego, CA.

Barlow, J.A., & Zambrana, J. (2017, February). The Sage Project and the EPIC Model of campus-community partnerships. Webinar presented to CivicSpark AmeriCorps fellows.


Barlow, J.A. (2016, October). Student-led application of Guiding Principles in Lemon Grove, California, USA. Presented as part of a session on “Guiding principles for city climate action planning: Improving city-level practices,” moderated by Gino Van Begin. United Nations Habitat III Conference, Quito, Ecuador.

Ibrahim, S.A., Barlow, J., O’Donoghue, S., Dickson, B., Hitt, J., Uhle, M., Garschagen, M., & Socci, A. (2016, July). New, innovative and effective ways of sharing information that catalyzes action. Panel presentation for Resilient Cities 2016: The 7th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, Bonn, Germany.

Blumenfeld, H., Barlow, J.A., & Manriquez, F. (2016, March). Fostering sustainable communities by training future professionals in speech-language and hearing sciences through service learning. Paper presented at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s 42nd Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Appleyard, B., Barlow, J., Flanigan, S., & Raulston, B. (2016, March). Municipal-university partnerships for sustainable communities: Lessons from the Sage Project at San Diego State University. Roundtable presentation at 46th Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association, San Diego, CA.

McKinstry, J. (2016, March). Bikeshare and transit in National City, CA: Implications for climate change, the economy, and public policy. Presented at the San Diego State University 2016 Student Research Symposium, San Diego, CA.  


Barlow, J.A. (2015, October). Radically simple campus-community sustainability partnerships. Invited presentation for the Sustainability Series at the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Fernandez, D., Barlow, J., & Bloch, L. (2015, June). Sustainable cities: City and university partnerships for sustainability education experiences. Presented at the California Higher Education in Sustainability Conference, San Francisco, CA.


Franklin, N., Franklin, T., Barlow, J.A., Raulston, B., & Sebastian, D. (2014, June). Strategic partnerships for the new engagement. Invited panel presented at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ 2014 Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) / Council on Engagement and Outreach (CEO) Summer Meeting, San Diego.