December 8, 2020
12 - 1 p.m.
“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)]
The TRAP team has been quantifying the exposure and impacts of air pollution from transit in Austin and compiling data sets in the realms of public health, multi-modal transportation, socio-economics, and exposure to air pollution. Deidre Zoll will present on how the cities of Houston and San Antonio have been addressing social inequality in regards to their climate planning efforts. The E-NGO team has been doing a network analysis of environmental non profits in the state of Texas, creating a digital inventory that can serve as a resource for cross-organizational collaboration.