Nov. 22, 2022
Texas researchers, Austin activists partner on new Climate Atlas
Researchers with the University of Texas announced a new project earlier this month that will hopefully provide valuable data to the community: the Climate Atlas. The interactive map, funded by a grant from NASA, will highlight the neighborhoods in Austin being impacted by climate change.
Nov. 2, 2022
UT researchers are working with City staff and community groups to build an Austin-wide climate atlas
Providing solutions for Austin communities that might be at the highest risk for climate-related hazards will be the focus of a new NASA-funded study at The University of Texas at Austin.
Nov. 1, 2022
Research Initiative Planet Texas 2050 Uses Art to Tell Story of Climate Change
Since its launch, Planet Texas has been working with artists and creatives who have taken the experiences of climate change and turned them into digital artwork, photographs, dance performances, and more.
Oct. 16, 2022
Texas Universities Partner to Study Combined Impact of Flooding and Air Pollution in Beaumont-Port Arthur
Beaumont-Port Arthur, home to the world’s largest oil refinery and a major hub in the global energy sector, is a convergence zone for risks of flooding and air pollution. Researchers at Lamar University, Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M University, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee will join UT Austin to operate the Southeast Texas Urban Integrated Field Lab (SETx-IFL).
Oct. 13, 2022
Community-Centered Research and Environmental Planning in Beaumont, Texas
Assistant Professor Katherine Lieberknecht is among a team of researchers who received $17M from the Department of Energy to establish a research center to study the impacts of flooding and air pollution in Beaumont.
Aug. 31, 2022
Changing of the Planet Texas 2050 Chairs
Read outgoing Planet Texas 2050 chair Adam Rabinowitz’s reflections of his time at the helm of this research grand challenge, as well as incoming chair Paola Passalacqua’s forecast for Planet Texas 2050’s future.
Aug. 29, 2022
Moving Research into Action: Co-Designing Solutions to Strengthen the Gulf Region
Planet Texas 2050 researchers are finding new ways to engage the public as they move their research into action
Aug. 29, 2022
Report Finds Growth in Austin’s Green Economy
The study outlines recommendations for seizing economic opportunities in the green economy, expanding pathways to green jobs, and addressing inequality.
Aug. 1, 2022
Austin is repelling rain; other cities attracting it — UT study discovers
If you’ve ever seen rain on the radar moving toward a city suddenly split in two, as if something was blocking it from reaching the city, you may have joked about a forcefield being responsible. That joke may actually be the truth. A recent study done by researchers from the University of Texas found cities are capable of repelling rain.
June 21, 2022
City of Austin, UT Collaborate on Photovoice Exhibition and Green Jobs Report
The UT School of Architecture’s Community and Regional Planning program and Austin Civilian Conservation Corps are collaborating on green jobs report and, on May 20, hosted a Photovoice Exhibition reception at City Hall. This work is part of a larger green jobs study first convened by Planet Texas 2050.