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Research towards Resilience: The past, present, and future of Planet Texas 2050, a research grand challenge at the University of Texas at Austin

March 1, 2023 2pm

Webinar with Jonathan Lowell

By 2050, the population of Texas is predicted to double with resources and critical infrastructure expected to experience increased strain due to prolonged droughts, record-breaking heat waves, and destructive floods. In response, the University of Texas at Austin convened Planet Texas 2050, a research grand challenge focused on these looming realities of climate change and population influx in the state of Texas. Planet Texas 2050 is an eight-year sprint to find solutions that will make our communities more resilient and better prepared. It brings together architects, archaeologists, city planners, public health experts, geologists, engineers, computer scientists, artists — and more. The initiative centers around six innovative “flagship projects,” which leverage the talents and expertise of our interdisciplinary research network to tackle critical issues when it comes to helping Texas respond to rapid growth and climate change. In this webinar Planet Texas 2050 staff and researchers will tell the story of the past, present, and future of the initiative as well as provide some specific findings from an ongoing project that uses the method of “photo voice” to engage youth in the process of creating more healthy environments and pathways to green and just futures.

Workshop is offered twice on March 1st, 2:00 and 7:00 Central