Katherine Lieberknecht, Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Planning University of Texas
Fernanda Leite, Associate Professor, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas
Heidi Schmalbach, Program Director, Planet Texas 2050, University of Texas
Aurora Berry, Student and Senior Audio Producer of The Drag Podcast Series, University of Texas
Moderator: Brandon Morton, Assistant Director of Sustainability Operations, Dallas College
Description: Texas is growing more rapidly than ever and crucial resources like food, electricity, housing, water, and jobs will be in even greater demand in the future.
Planet Texas 2050 (PT2050) is an eight-year sprint to find solutions that will make our Texas communities more resilient and better prepared to address the needs of all Texans. To do that, The University of Texas is bringing together architects, archaeologists, city planners, public health experts, geologists, engineers, computer scientists, artists – and more.
PT2050 researchers are working on these issues to have a dialogue about Sustainable Texas Communities, Resilient Cities in a Post-Carbon Future, and Integrated Models for Complex Decision-Making.