Children Are Researchers, TooNovember 27, 2018

Children Are Researchers, Too

Photovoice seeks understanding through photography. It is an engaging approach to data collection that encourages children’s participation in research and seeks to understand their perspectives.

Children Are Researchers, TooNovember 27, 2018

Children Are Researchers, Too

Our World Is Changing. Our Water Infrastructure Should, Too.October 29, 2018

Our World Is Changing. Our Water Infrastructure Should, Too.

We need a more nimble and nuanced approach to urban water management, and not only because of climate change and growing urban populations, but because many communities urgently need to address failing infrastructure systems.

Vice President for Research Makes Grand Challenge Announcement to UT CommunityOctober 25, 2018

Vice President for Research Makes Grand Challenge Announcement to UT Community

Researchers from nearly two dozen disciplines have been working for more than a year to build a grand challenge project that produces a new way to study human communities while, at the same time, responding to a critically underserved group in Central Texas: children and families living with adversity.

Water for Texas Conference 2019January 23, 20198:00amAT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

Water for Texas Conference 2019

The 2019 Water for Texas conference will be held at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center in Austin, Texas. The conference will begin with a Welcome Reception, followed by a day and a half of educational sessions. All meals, daily coffee, and snack breaks on January 24 and 25 are included in the registration fee.
Can We Leave it All Behind?October 19, 2018

Can We Leave it All Behind?

Not all past civilizations vanished died when the climate changed — they moved. But could we do the same, and where would we go?

Fenves Introduces New Grand Challenge in State of the University AddressOctober 19, 2018

Fenves Introduces New Grand Challenge in State of the University Address

Faculty members from across the university will work together to explore ways to foster the healthy development of children and families, struggling with adversity, by fundamentally rethinking how cohort studies are conducted on social, behavioral and health issues.

Making Research Useful in Real-TimeOctober 18, 2018

Making Research Useful in Real-Time

We’re collaborating with communities to figure out what questions they have and what answers they need, right now.

Sustainability Brings Grad Students TogetherOctober 18, 2018

Sustainability Brings Grad Students Together

Planet Texas 2050 researcher Steven Richter, from the School of Architecture, joined graduate students from around campus in October for Sustainability Week. His work is part of the Texas Metro Observatory. “What does urbanization mean across Texas? We are looking at interdisciplinary questions, like how socio-economic patterns or changes in the built environment affect municipal water or energy use across the state.”

Giving You the Whole PictureOctober 16, 2018

Giving You the Whole Picture

Scientists struggle with how to share research findings in ways that help people make changes quickly. Figuring out how to do this is our grand challenge.

After Harvey, Texas Must Build Preparedness into Everything We Do  — TogetherAugust 22, 2018

After Harvey, Texas Must Build Preparedness into Everything We Do  — Together

Real hurricane preparedness — the kind that not only saves lives but also preserves livelihoods — is something that’s built into our cities, settlements, roads, and infrastructure.

Addressing the Interconnected Issues of Energy SprawlAugust 22, 2018

Addressing the Interconnected Issues of Energy Sprawl

We live in an energy intensive society. Quality of life and quality of our communities depend on access to energy.

Extreme Summer: Speaking the Many Languages of Climate ChangeJuly 9, 2018

Extreme Summer: Speaking the Many Languages of Climate Change

The dominant languages of climate change have been scientific, technological and economic, but art and literature get to the root of the beliefs and values that shape human behavior.

After Harvey, Texans Must Build Preparedness into Everything We DoJuly 1, 2018

After Harvey, Texans Must Build Preparedness into Everything We Do

“Demographers expect Texas’s population to double by 2050. To accommodate that growth, existing cities will be forced to increase density in their urban cores, spread out, or a combination of both.”

Something’s in Our AirJune 25, 2018

Something’s in Our Air

Texas’s changing future means the air we breathe in our homes could change as well.

How Much Water Is in Texas?June 15, 2018

How Much Water Is in Texas?

June 17th is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, but that could be most days in parts of Texas and the southwestern U.S.

Richard Corsi Named Engineering Dean at Portland State UniversityJune 12, 2018

Richard Corsi Named Engineering Dean at Portland State University

Planet Texas 2050 lead researcher has been named the next dean of Portland State University’s Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science. He will begin his appointment on Sept. 1, 2018.

Waller Creek Finds a Place in the SunJune 7, 2018

Waller Creek Finds a Place in the Sun

“As Texas cities grow, natural watersheds will become urbanized. We can…. improve our understanding of the complex interactions among hydrologic systems, ecosystems, and human infrastructure systems.”

Commentary: Texas Must Be Better Prepared to Battle Extreme WeatherJune 7, 2018

Commentary: Texas Must Be Better Prepared to Battle Extreme Weather

“I can tell you that real preparedness… is something that’s built into our cities, settlements, roads and infrastructure. And we are woefully unprepared for this year’s hurricane season…”

Welcome to Planet Texas 2050May 31, 2018

Welcome to Planet Texas 2050

Today is the first day of hurricane season, which makes this the right time to launch six new projects that will tackle some of the biggest challenges facing Texas.

Austin’s on the Wrong Side of the 100th MeridianMay 16, 2018

Austin’s on the Wrong Side of the 100th Meridian

The invisible line that divides the arid western part of the country from the wetter eastern half is on the move, and that has important implications for the Texas capital. “[The 2011 drought], which was historic in terms of how intense it was, may just be a taste of things to come in the future.”

Nation’s Largest-Ever Indoor Air Quality Experiment Coming to ‘UTest House’May 2, 2018

Nation’s Largest-Ever Indoor Air Quality Experiment Coming to ‘UTest House’

This summer, the country‘s largest indoor air quality and surface chemistry experiment brings leading experts to the university’s J.J. Pickle Research Campus to participate in an unprecedented initiative aimed at identifying the key causes of indoor air pollution.

More People, More Problems: UT Attempts to Address Texas’ Growing PopulationMarch 1, 2018

More People, More Problems: UT Attempts to Address Texas’ Growing Population

“In our eyes, the only way to meet this challenge is an ‘all boots on the ground’ approach of integrating data and research questions from across the disciplines… Our goal is to get to 2050 with a Texas that is economically vibrant, safe, healthy, and has enough for all who live here.”

Hidden “Rock Moisture” Possible Key to Forest Response to DroughtFebruary 26, 2018

Hidden “Rock Moisture” Possible Key to Forest Response to Drought

UT geoscientist Daniella Rempe has helped identify a new way trees get water during severe droughts: by sending roots deep down into the bedrock.

Video: UT Austin Looks to Tackle Flood Response and Prevention in TexasFebruary 20, 2018

Video: UT Austin Looks to Tackle Flood Response and Prevention in Texas

UT engineer Ben Hodges is finding ways to make roadways less likely to flood.

Cutting EPA Indoor Air Pollution Research Will Cost Money and LivesFebruary 20, 2018

Cutting EPA Indoor Air Pollution Research Will Cost Money and Lives

The Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal reduces EPA funding by 23 percent. Lost in the noise was an even deeper gutting of several individual research and management programs at the EPA, which, if successful, will have great negative impacts on human health and productivity. Planet Texas 2050 researcher and indoor air quality expert Richard Corsi, Ph.D., explains.

Ask Me Anything: Preventing Population-Related DisastersFebruary 16, 2018

Ask Me Anything: Preventing Population-Related Disasters

Members of the Planet Texas 2050 research team kicked off the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2018 Annual Conference with their first Reddit AMA.

Planet Texas 2050 LaunchJanuary 18, 2018

Planet Texas 2050 Launch

This past October, I wrote to tell you that UT’s first Bridging Barriers research grand challenge would be Planet Texas 2050.

New Bridging Barriers Themes in Development AnnouncedOctober 27, 2017

New Bridging Barriers Themes in Development Announced

Vice President for Research Dan Jaffe introduces Planet Texas 2050 and new projects in development that could one day become grand challenges at The University of Texas at Austin.

Future of Texas Is Focus of New Research ChallengeOctober 18, 2017

Future of Texas Is Focus of New Research Challenge

Extreme weather events, population growth and aging infrastructure are common challenges Texas shares with the nation and world.

Discovery Across DisciplinesMay 4, 2017

Discovery Across Disciplines

The Bridging Barriers initiative is challenging researchers from different disciplines to find intersecting goals and work together to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

‘Bridging Barriers’ Initiative Asks Researchers to Answer ‘Toughest Questions of our Generation’October 5, 2016

‘Bridging Barriers’ Initiative Asks Researchers to Answer ‘Toughest Questions of our Generation’

“We’re not trying to solve as many problems as we can. We’re trying to solve one very big problem very well.”

Children Are Researchers, TooNovember 27, 2018

Children Are Researchers, Too

Water for Texas Conference 2019January 23, 20198:00amAT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

Water for Texas Conference 2019

The 2019 Water for Texas conference will be held at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center in Austin, Texas. The conference will begin with a Welcome Reception, followed by a day and a half of educational sessions. All meals, daily coffee, and snack breaks on January 24 and 25 are included in the registration fee.
Children Are Researchers, TooNovember 27, 2018

Children Are Researchers, Too

Photovoice seeks understanding through photography. It is an engaging approach to data collection that encourages children’s participation in research and seeks to understand their perspectives.

Can We Leave it All Behind?October 19, 2018

Can We Leave it All Behind?

Not all past civilizations vanished died when the climate changed — they moved. But could we do the same, and where would we go?

Making Research Useful in Real-TimeOctober 18, 2018

Making Research Useful in Real-Time

We’re collaborating with communities to figure out what questions they have and what answers they need, right now.

Giving You the Whole PictureOctober 16, 2018

Giving You the Whole Picture

Scientists struggle with how to share research findings in ways that help people make changes quickly. Figuring out how to do this is our grand challenge.

After Harvey, Texas Must Build Preparedness into Everything We Do  — TogetherAugust 22, 2018

After Harvey, Texas Must Build Preparedness into Everything We Do  — Together

Real hurricane preparedness — the kind that not only saves lives but also preserves livelihoods — is something that’s built into our cities, settlements, roads, and infrastructure.

Addressing the Interconnected Issues of Energy SprawlAugust 22, 2018

Addressing the Interconnected Issues of Energy Sprawl

We live in an energy intensive society. Quality of life and quality of our communities depend on access to energy.

Extreme Summer: Speaking the Many Languages of Climate ChangeJuly 9, 2018

Extreme Summer: Speaking the Many Languages of Climate Change

The dominant languages of climate change have been scientific, technological and economic, but art and literature get to the root of the beliefs and values that shape human behavior.

Something’s in Our AirJune 25, 2018

Something’s in Our Air

Texas’s changing future means the air we breathe in our homes could change as well.

How Much Water Is in Texas?June 15, 2018

How Much Water Is in Texas?

June 17th is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, but that could be most days in parts of Texas and the southwestern U.S.

Welcome to Planet Texas 2050May 31, 2018

Welcome to Planet Texas 2050

Today is the first day of hurricane season, which makes this the right time to launch six new projects that will tackle some of the biggest challenges facing Texas.

Our World Is Changing. Our Water Infrastructure Should, Too.October 29, 2018

Our World Is Changing. Our Water Infrastructure Should, Too.

We need a more nimble and nuanced approach to urban water management, and not only because of climate change and growing urban populations, but because many communities urgently need to address failing infrastructure systems.

Vice President for Research Makes Grand Challenge Announcement to UT CommunityOctober 25, 2018

Vice President for Research Makes Grand Challenge Announcement to UT Community

Researchers from nearly two dozen disciplines have been working for more than a year to build a grand challenge project that produces a new way to study human communities while, at the same time, responding to a critically underserved group in Central Texas: children and families living with adversity.

Fenves Introduces New Grand Challenge in State of the University AddressOctober 19, 2018

Fenves Introduces New Grand Challenge in State of the University Address

Faculty members from across the university will work together to explore ways to foster the healthy development of children and families, struggling with adversity, by fundamentally rethinking how cohort studies are conducted on social, behavioral and health issues.

Sustainability Brings Grad Students TogetherOctober 18, 2018

Sustainability Brings Grad Students Together

Planet Texas 2050 researcher Steven Richter, from the School of Architecture, joined graduate students from around campus in October for Sustainability Week. His work is part of the Texas Metro Observatory. “What does urbanization mean across Texas? We are looking at interdisciplinary questions, like how socio-economic patterns or changes in the built environment affect municipal water or energy use across the state.”

After Harvey, Texans Must Build Preparedness into Everything We DoJuly 1, 2018

After Harvey, Texans Must Build Preparedness into Everything We Do

“Demographers expect Texas’s population to double by 2050. To accommodate that growth, existing cities will be forced to increase density in their urban cores, spread out, or a combination of both.”

Richard Corsi Named Engineering Dean at Portland State UniversityJune 12, 2018

Richard Corsi Named Engineering Dean at Portland State University

Planet Texas 2050 lead researcher has been named the next dean of Portland State University’s Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science. He will begin his appointment on Sept. 1, 2018.

Waller Creek Finds a Place in the SunJune 7, 2018

Waller Creek Finds a Place in the Sun

“As Texas cities grow, natural watersheds will become urbanized. We can…. improve our understanding of the complex interactions among hydrologic systems, ecosystems, and human infrastructure systems.”

Commentary: Texas Must Be Better Prepared to Battle Extreme WeatherJune 7, 2018

Commentary: Texas Must Be Better Prepared to Battle Extreme Weather

“I can tell you that real preparedness… is something that’s built into our cities, settlements, roads and infrastructure. And we are woefully unprepared for this year’s hurricane season…”

Austin’s on the Wrong Side of the 100th MeridianMay 16, 2018

Austin’s on the Wrong Side of the 100th Meridian

The invisible line that divides the arid western part of the country from the wetter eastern half is on the move, and that has important implications for the Texas capital. “[The 2011 drought], which was historic in terms of how intense it was, may just be a taste of things to come in the future.”

Nation’s Largest-Ever Indoor Air Quality Experiment Coming to ‘UTest House’May 2, 2018

Nation’s Largest-Ever Indoor Air Quality Experiment Coming to ‘UTest House’

This summer, the country‘s largest indoor air quality and surface chemistry experiment brings leading experts to the university’s J.J. Pickle Research Campus to participate in an unprecedented initiative aimed at identifying the key causes of indoor air pollution.

More People, More Problems: UT Attempts to Address Texas’ Growing PopulationMarch 1, 2018

More People, More Problems: UT Attempts to Address Texas’ Growing Population

“In our eyes, the only way to meet this challenge is an ‘all boots on the ground’ approach of integrating data and research questions from across the disciplines… Our goal is to get to 2050 with a Texas that is economically vibrant, safe, healthy, and has enough for all who live here.”

Hidden “Rock Moisture” Possible Key to Forest Response to DroughtFebruary 26, 2018

Hidden “Rock Moisture” Possible Key to Forest Response to Drought

UT geoscientist Daniella Rempe has helped identify a new way trees get water during severe droughts: by sending roots deep down into the bedrock.

Video: UT Austin Looks to Tackle Flood Response and Prevention in TexasFebruary 20, 2018

Video: UT Austin Looks to Tackle Flood Response and Prevention in Texas

UT engineer Ben Hodges is finding ways to make roadways less likely to flood.

Cutting EPA Indoor Air Pollution Research Will Cost Money and LivesFebruary 20, 2018

Cutting EPA Indoor Air Pollution Research Will Cost Money and Lives

The Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal reduces EPA funding by 23 percent. Lost in the noise was an even deeper gutting of several individual research and management programs at the EPA, which, if successful, will have great negative impacts on human health and productivity. Planet Texas 2050 researcher and indoor air quality expert Richard Corsi, Ph.D., explains.

Ask Me Anything: Preventing Population-Related DisastersFebruary 16, 2018

Ask Me Anything: Preventing Population-Related Disasters

Members of the Planet Texas 2050 research team kicked off the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2018 Annual Conference with their first Reddit AMA.

Planet Texas 2050 LaunchJanuary 18, 2018

Announcing Launch of Planet Texas 2050

This past October, I wrote to tell you that UT’s first Bridging Barriers research grand challenge would be Planet Texas 2050.

New Bridging Barriers Themes in Development AnnouncedOctober 27, 2017

New Bridging Barriers Themes in Development Announced

Vice President for Research Dan Jaffe introduces Planet Texas 2050 and new projects in development that could one day become grand challenges at The University of Texas at Austin.

Future of Texas Is Focus of New Research ChallengeOctober 18, 2017

Future of Texas Is Focus of New Research Challenge

Extreme weather events, population growth and aging infrastructure are common challenges Texas shares with the nation and world.

Discovery Across DisciplinesMay 4, 2017

Discovery Across Disciplines

The Bridging Barriers initiative is challenging researchers from different disciplines to find intersecting goals and work together to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

‘Bridging Barriers’ Initiative Asks Researchers to Answer ‘Toughest Questions of our Generation’October 5, 2016

‘Bridging Barriers’ Initiative Asks Researchers to Answer ‘Toughest Questions of our Generation’

“We’re not trying to solve as many problems as we can. We’re trying to solve one very big problem very well.”

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