Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.54
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Austin
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jim Walker
Director of Sustainability, Financial, and Administrative Services
University Operations
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Planet Texas 2050

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Planet Texas 2050 researchers will be gathering new data to better understand how urbanization and climate affect our natural resources and ecosystem services. Their discoveries will inform an eight-year sprint to find ways to make our state more resilient and better prepared in the face of weather extremes and rapid population growth. Their work will stretch across multiple disciplines – from geosciences and engineering to archeology, architecture, medicine, and more – and will help us accurately predict possible futures for our state.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Research
Public Engagement
Water

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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