May 10, 2024
Scorched: Climate Change Turns Up the Heat on Austin
Every year, more people are being exposed to dangerous heat, with the elderly, outdoor workers and low-income communities often facing the gravest risks. To confront this escalating challenge, a diverse coalition of multidisciplinary teams at Planet Texas 2050 has launched several innovative projects.
May 9, 2024
Fast-Track to Impact: WCWH's Flash Funding Competition Ignites Collaborative Research
Whole Communities–Whole Health’s annual research showcase is typically a chance for the UT Grand Challenge to show off its achievements from the previous year. This year, however, WCWH’s leaders devoted the morning session to an inaugural flash funding competition they hope will lead to future successes.
April 18, 2024
ICYMI: Five Key Takeaways from the Planet Texas 2050 Symposium
ICYMI: Five Key Takeaways from the 2024 Planet Texas 2050 Symposium
March 29, 2024
SEEDing Hope: An Interview with WCWH Showcase Keynote Speaker Adam Grabell
An interview with Whole Communities–Whole Health showcase keynote speaker Adam Grabell, whose SEED Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst studies how young children learn to understand and control their feelings
March 19, 2024
‘People conflate privacy with secrecy’ — An Interview with Good Systems Symposium Keynote Speaker Helen Nissenbaum
A Q&A with Good Systems symposium keynote speaker Helen Nissenbaum, a leading authority on privacy who devised the theory of contextual integrity (CI), a philosophical maxim that redefined privacy as the appropriate flow of information
Feb. 2, 2024
Cause for Optimism: Youth Climate Action Leader Pooja Tilvawala Speaking at PT2050 Symposium
Pooja Tilvawala, the closing keynote speaker at this year’s Planet Texas 2050 Symposium, has emerged as a formidable leader and voice for young people around the world who are passionate about taking meaningful climate action. As the founder and director of Youth Climate Collaborative (YCC), she steers a global hub that offers tools and programs designed to empower young individuals and communities to find solutions rather than simply identifying the problems.
Jan. 26, 2024
Responsible Data Handling in the Age of AI: Insights from Good Systems’ Sharon Strover and Amy Kristin Sanders
An interview with two of Good Systems’ experts on data privacy, both from UT’s School of Journalism and Media: Sharon Strover, former chair of the Good Systems Executive Team, and Amy Kristin Sanders, who is also an associate professor (by courtesy) at the School of Law
Dec. 15, 2023
Where Sparks Fly: Transforming Welding with AI-powered Hand Tools
In the specialized world of welding, where sparks fly and metal literally melts, the marriage of artificial intelligence and human craftsmanship is revolutionizing the landscape. "Making Smart Tools Work for Everyone" — one of Good Systems’ six core research projects — is focusing on empowering workers with the aid of smart hand tools and challenging the prevailing narrative of job loss due to automation. 
Oct. 24, 2023
Health Kick: a Q&A with New Whole Communities–Whole Health Chair Mike Mackert
A Q&A with new Whole Communities–Whole Health chair Mike Mackert
Sept. 11, 2023
Austin's Power Couple
The collaboration between the City of Austin and Planet Texas 2050 has been crucial to ensuring the city’s leaders are basing their climate resilience action on research informed by the needs of Austin’s most vulnerable communities.