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Planet Texas 2050 Fall Research Showcase

December 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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December 8, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Planet Texas 2050
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Planet Texas 2050 is a research initiative at the University of Texas at Austin. They direct their research towards finding solutions that will help make our communities more resilient and better prepared for the looming stressors of climate change and an increasing urban population.

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Climate Change, Transportation
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Planet Texas 2050 invites you to a semester-long showcase series taking place fall 2020. These presentations will highlight the Planet Texas 2050 research projects funded from 2019-2020 and point to future directions and collaborations within and beyond the Planet Texas 2050 community.

December 8th

Towards and Equitable Knowledge-Action Network: A Comprehensive Assessment of Environmental NGOs” [Team: Jayme Walenta (project lead – Geography), Patrick Bixler (LBJ), Caroline Faria (Geography), Ji Ma (LBJ), Jonathan Lowell (Planet Texas 2050), and Michael Shensky (Libraries)]

Urban Planning for an Uncertain Future” [Team: Robert Paterson (Architecture), Miriam Solis (Architecture), Pavithra Vasudevan (Women’s & Gender Studies and Africa & African Diaspora Studies), and Deidre Zoll (Architecture)]

Transportation-Related Air Pollution (TRAP)” [Team: Natalia Ruiz Juri (project lead – CAEE CTR), Josh Apte (CAEE), Alex Karner (Architecture), Elizabeth Matsui (Dell Med), Lourdes Rodriguez (Pop Health), and Corwin Zigler (Statistics and Data Science)]

Learn more about how air pollution from transit in Austin affects public health, as well as what the cities of Houston and San Antonio have been doing to address social inequality in their climate-planning efforts. Researchers also will present on an analysis of environmental nonprofits across the state. 

(There’s also a research showcase on December 9th. You can learn more about that here.)