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.
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.
April 21, 2022
Planet Texas 2050 Research Symposium: A Week of Resilience Research in Action
This weeklong series of presentations covered a broad array of topics related to resilience, including mapping and predicting vulnerabilities to flooding and disease; ideas for improving our water, agricultural, and energy systems; and communicating and collaborating with various stakeholders and communities.
April 20, 2022
Making Science Accessible: A collaboration with Science Journal for Kids
In 2021, the University of Texas at Austin Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Professor Fernanda Leite published a paper in an academic journal showing the benefits of virtual reality to construction engineers.
Jan. 6, 2022
Cities Boosted Rain, Sent Storms to the Suburbs During Europe’s Deadly Summer Floods
Jackson School of Geosciences Professor Dev Niyogi and their team used computer models to investigate how cities and climate change influenced the rainstorm that struck the Rotterdam-Brussels-Cologne metropolitan region in July 2021.
Nov. 26, 2021
Opinion: We All Must Rise to the Challenge of Climate Change
Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Fernanda Leite argue for reductions in emissions and a statewide climate adaptation plan in an opinion piece for the Austin American-Statesman.
Nov. 8, 2021
What Does it Mean to Make Texas More Resilient?
Since its founding, Planet Texas 2050 has used as its tagline: making Texas more resilient. But what do we mean by resilient? Architecture Assistant Professor Katherine Lieberknecht explains.
Oct. 11, 2021
New App in Works to Help Emergency Crews Examine Floods in Texas
When emergency crews are responding to floods, seconds matter. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin is developing an app that helps first responders assess the severity of floods instantly from their smartphones.